We can’t trick ourselves when it comes to self love and self acceptance.
When there is a part of us that needs to be felt and allowed, it will know if we are just counting the minutes until it hopefully feels better.
We split off from aspects of ourself, because we don’t want to feel them. They get locked away and told they are unacceptable, unlovable.
It is only when we are willing to be with all our feelings with loving kindness, that we can free our heart.