These are such beautiful quotes!! I really adore the second one.
Choosing to assert our limits can seem like a denial of love at first glance. But as these quotes so eloquently state boundaries are a means for fostering love. Love for ourselves, for one thing. I also think that boundaries deepen our capacity to love others. Without boundaries, love becomes muddied with resentment. With boundaries, we can be more fully present and offer love more freely.
So in the name of fostering love for myself and others through carving out time to address my needs, I’d like to prioritize loving-kindness meditation at least once a week during the holiday season. Thanks for this lovely invitation to reflect @Oumou_S