What if Loving Myself is Enough?

You are safe, you are safe, everything is going to be ok.

I know you hurt, I understand the pain, I see the desire to run away from it, to fall into nothingness.

Stay, stay here. Stay with me.

I am here for you, you are not alone, never alone.

Be with what hurts. Don't hold it away, don't look away, let it wash over you. I know it's hard, so incredibly hard. But stay.

Stay and see it, experience it.

Give thanks for all that you have been given. Yes, some things have been taken away, but other things have come, and will continue to come.

Know that when the pain, the anger, the grief slowly washes away, there is love there.

That love will never go away, my love will never go away.

I know sometimes it doesn't feel like it's enough. To love yourself. But what if it is?

That love, my love, can never be taken away from you.

You never have to be afraid that you will be without love because I am always you, and you are always me.

My love for you flows steady and strong.

The rapids, the pools, the waterfalls; whatever life gives and takes away, I am the rock.

The rock of love that never crumbles, that doesn't erode over time.

My love, your love, is strong; unmovable, unshakable, unbreakable, undefinable, unimaginable, uncontrollable.

It is strong and pure and yours.

Let the pain, the anger, the grief wash around you and know, know that you are love.

I am here. I am always here.