Love is one of those emotions we let ourselves have in tiny, itty-bitty doses, and only if our slue of rules are satisfied. We most often starve our dark, shameful, and hurting selves of love as a form of punishment. We mistakenly believe this will improve or heal us.
This habit of using love to discipline us is a artifact of our neglect and abuse. Love was used to ensure we acted certain ways rather than to promote our personal, healthy expression and fulfillment.
Today we end this habit by interrupting it. Lean into love wherever you feel shame, wherever you feel neglect. Love you a little more when you feel unworthy of it.