Caring for myself is not self-indulgence

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Audre Lorde

My amazing, loving daughter likes to share quotes with me, and she shared this one. I had to share it here. I don’t even know what else I have to say about it, but I’ll try.

It’s been my experience that I, and others, forget to care for ourselves. And that when we do remember, we somehow think we’re being selfish, or self-indulgent. I now like to see this differently.

I like to see that my self-care is self-preservation. It’s necessary. It’s essential. And I love the idea that it’s also an act of political warfare, because, as I’ve already said, I’m still out to save and change the world.

I think the world would be a better place if we all took a bit more care of ourselves. I think we’d all be happier and healthier; we’d all have more to give to others. We’d be making a change for the better, for ourselves, for those around us, for everyone we touch.

It’s an act of political warfare. It’s crucial and it’s needed.

Care for yourself.

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