“In an ideal world we would all learn in childhood to love ourselves. We would grow, being secure in our worth and value, spreading love wherever we went, letting our light shine. If we did not learn self-love in our youth, there is still hope. The light of love is always in us, no matter how cold the flame. It is always present, waiting for the spark to ignite, waiting for the heart to awaken and call us back to the first memory of being the life force inside a dark place waiting to be born — waiting to see the light.”
From All About Love by Bell Hooks
This book is an ongoing testament to the fact that words do have a profound impact on us. If only we let them. How powerful words are. How strong their influence. And how important they are in order to make us see things that we withhold even from ourselves. I love this book, I’ll keep quoting from it. It is my first post on this blog after a long long long time. I just had to write these lines down, save them somewhere I could go back to read them again and again. And I’m so very glad that I did.