Maybe softening isn’t for you right now. Maybe that’s an initiation further down your path. You’ll get there. It’s waiting for you.
Maybe you can embrace the pure anger within you and allow it to burn you clean. Maybe it feels better to keep burning.
Maybe it feels better to fight tooth and nail for a cause. Or command a difficult conversation. Or not budge an inch.
Maybe that’s how loving yourself looks right now. And that’s OK. Maybe softening can wait.