What I long for from another is real heart connection, a witness, reflection - the qualities of a benevolent presence that holds me with strength and compassion. As I search outside of my own heart, longing for these qualities of presence from another, I reflect, how can I be present for myself? Where do/ how can I show up for myself, bear witness to my experience & expression? I must engage my own benevolent masculine, be my own Shiva, hold space for myself to unfold and look on with that compassionate & loving gaze. I hold myself accountable for my life and my choices. I forgive my inadequacies. I celebrate my sweet qualities. I recognize my efforts and struggle. I exalt my beauty - inner and outer. I honour my Divine Feminine nature. I love the being that I am unconditionally. If you're reading this, I pray, so do you. And so it is.