It's 6:12 pm and I'm still in bed. Mind you, I've been on the computer, reading, writing, connecting, discovering, but I haven't been outside except to pull the dry towels from the clothes line.
I felt guilty about it for a twinge of a second - I really ought to get out, pull away from the screen, enjoy the sunshine. But that's not what I really wanted. I wanted to be in bed in front of the fan. I wanted to write and read. I wanted to just laze.
What beckons you today? What self-seduction are you practicing?
That's what I want to talk about - self-love. What does that look like? What does it mean for you?
For me it's mornings spent lying around for an hour, coffee, reading my favorite blogs and writing.
Sometimes it's wearing bright pink lipstick, taking a nap instead of exercising or stretching and moving my joints.
It might mean consciously putting on your favorite perfume (ankle, breasts, pelvis), taking a 3:00 break for tea and chocolate, putting off washing the dishes to paint your nails cherry bomb red.
Self-love is seduction and surrender. (Click to Tweet) Listening to what one's body/mind wants and letting oneself luxuriate in her pleasures.
You don't have to look in the mirror and say I love you, unless you want to. You don't have to make a gratitude list or write yourself a love letter. Unless you want to.
Ask yourself what you really want right now.
Whatever you want, bring it into your life. Seduce yourself, surrender, and take a few minutes, hours, a day to practice self-love by doing something you enjoy. Something that lights up your cells, wraps you in beauty, gives you goosebumps.
"Loving yourself...does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion." ~Margo Anand
The woman inside is asking a favor - she is asking you to love her. This is how...she's pointing you in the right direction, handing you a guidebook of little ways you can please her.
How will you please her today? How will you surrender?