If you don’t love yourself,

you cannot love me.


If you aren’t compassionate with yourself,

you cannot have sympathy with me.


If you don’t endure your own pain,

you cannot give me space for mine.


If your inner light scares you,

you cannot reflect mine.


If your inner darkness frightens you,

you cannot embrace mine.


If you don’t feel your own worthiness,

you cannot recognize mine.


If you cannot look yourself in the eye,

you cannot face me.


If you lie to yourself,

you cannot be honest with me.


If you don’t transform,

the world cannot change.


Brighten the universe by

illuminating your inner universe.

Everything else unfolds from this.


(Verena, RWYA)