Lately, I’ve been immersing myself in the beauty that is Nayyirah Waheed’s book salt and I am astounded how a few sentences made up of words can have such a profound effect on me. Most of her poems are somewhere around 20 words and they’re so simple and beautiful. That got me looking at other mico-poets and micro poetry and how small sentences can be so powerful in encouraging us to love ourselves.
Here are some of my favorite self-love quotes and micro poetry.
“i love myself.’
ever.” ― Nayyirah Waheed
not wanting me.
the beginning of me
thank you. ― Nayyirah Waheed
“i am mine.
before i am ever anyone else’s.” ― Nayyirah Waheed
does not want me
it is not the end of the world.
if I do not want me,
the world is nothing but endings.” ― Nayyirah Waheed
You will love people who will never love you back. And
“Who taught you to unlove yourself so sweetly that you actually thought it tasted good?” – Alex Elle
“You don’t need them to love you for you to love you.” – Alex Elle
“I can’t be everything to everyone else if I am nothing to myself.” – Alex Elle
“Learn to love yourself through it.” – Alex Elle
“What’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn?
that since day one, she’s already had everything she needs within herself. it’s the world that convinced her she did not.” – Rupi Kaur
“It was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundations of home within myself I found there were no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole.” ― Rupi Kaur
“Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.” –Rupi Kaur
“The love she never received, started a revolution in her bones, and ignited a spark in her soul. she chose herself and she’s never looked back since.”-iambrillyant
“Self love is the only ocean you can never drown in. the deeper you dive in, the more your lungs fill with air.” -iambrillyant
“Darling, self love is your magic. don’t let anyone take you out of your element. the beautiful show within your soul must go on.”- iambrillyant
“to whom this may concern;
I have not forgotten about us. I have just remembered how much more I need. Me. I have remembered how warm it is to wrap myself in solitude, and how sweet self love tastes. I have remembered how beautiful it is to return home to myself.”- iambrillyant