I’m coming to you today from my kitchen to share a story about the importance of self-love.
In my work with women over the past 3+ decades, I’ve seen time and again that one of the biggest mistakes we make is that we look to our relationships or other people as the source for receiving love, approval, a feeling of “enoughness” or worthiness.
We look outside for all of these delicious feelings that we are longing, sometimes desperately, to feel.
And when we do this it causes us pain, frustration, and heartbreak. And it wastes a lot of our time and energy.
If your sense of “enoughness” and the receiving of love and approval is contingent on another person, you will spend a lot of time trying to figure that person out, so that you can get from them what you want and need.
The other person becomes your source for the powerful feelings you want to experience. Not only is this dangerous for you, it never works in the long-term.
And that’s why I want to share the story of The Magical Kitchen with you. It’s a story of self-love. I hope it inspires you to create your own Magical Kitchen.
From Chapter 6 of Don Miguel Ruiz’s book The Mastery of Love—The Magical Kitchen.
© Victoria Tidwell Palmer (2022)