The moment you begin to truly honor yourself and care about yourself,
is the moment you are truly honest with yourself.
Be honest with yourself.
This does not mean everything will be perfect. This does not mean everything will fall into place. This does not mean every one will understand. This does not mean that every one will love you. Or respect you. Or be happy with you. Or for you.
This will be one of the hardest things you do in your life.
This will be one of the scariest things you do in your life.
And this will be one of the most rewarding things you do in your life.
You won’t be constantly hiding behind lies, or crouching in corners, or looking over your shoulder.
This will be real.
This will be liberating.
This, will be freedom.
This is loving yourself.
This is true cherishment of your mind, body, and soul.
This is a lesson I hope to learn over and over.
And I can only hope the same for you.
Ryan Gosling says so.