Why Our Souls Need More than #Selfcare...

Benjamin Franklin kept a strict account of the character traits he needed to improve upon, often recording his progress.  Unlike Mr. Franklin, I am afraid we are redefining self care as a free pass for self indulgence.  In our craving to be cared for we are searching out things or people who give a superficial satisfaction while our souls are suffering a thirst for more.  We are looking to satisfy a drought with a dribble.  This will never suffice.

In the Silence

There was a metamorphosis of motivation.  My dreams and hopes for my future remained but the whys and hows were worked and reworked and still are working themselves out.

Fighting the Not-Good-Enoughs

But I didn’t listen to my own words.

I walked out full of not-good-enoughs and comparisons.  I walked out wondering and weary.  I walked out with my eyes to the ground, brimming with tears as I let my feelings and insecurities deafen and blind me.