Try to follow the logic!
'Self-Acceptance is complicated yet simple in principle!
'Acceptance' simply means... take it as fact..it is what it is!
Now the complicated part..ready??
When people say..'Accept yourself as you ARE' Who you "ARE" is really not who you ARE...but more of who you "WERE" You are a direct result of what have already done in the past..of what you have though..in the past.
The biggest 'enemies' of Self-Acceptance are guilt and shame! Somewhere along the way..either someone told you that you were 'bad' "You should be ashamed of yourself!" Or you feel 'bad' for something you had said or done or thought! Now that you/we are older..those messages are still with us. The people are no longer there to impose their Judgement on us..so we do it ourselves. Guilt and shame are just self-imposed punishment because we think we 'deserve' it!!
Make a true value of yourself ...by yourself....for yourself. What other people think of you is none of your business and should not be used as a basis how you see yourself! Not now..not then!!
Here are a few quotes I love and live by!
“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
BE WHOM YOU WANT TO BE NOW! Find and clarify the characteristics that you WANT to be..to be identified as WHO YOU ARE!
I may complain that there are so many powerful and overwhelming outside forces acting upon me that nothing I do will matter. Yet everything we do matters to the highest degree in creating our own destiny!
It may seem as though fate has dealt a certain hand, and that there is no way to change that fate. We can, however, change everything about our own perspective and the way we respond!
For our destiny is not about what comes to us. . It is about who we choose to become!
Our destiny is not really about what happens to us. It is built and fulfilled by the things that we cause to happen, by what we do with the precious life we have!
It happens in every moment, with every choice, with every thought and every action. Always, we are creating our own unique destiny!
We are blessed, right here and right now, with the miracle that is our life. With magnificent abundance swirling all around us, the possibilities are more numerous than can be imagined!
Yes, the setbacks and disappointments can be acutely painful. And yet the only reason we're able to feel the pain is because we know that joy and fulfillment are always possible.
There is no limit to the potential that is in this moment. For in this moment we can put our highest, most treasured values into action!
In this moment, we have a choice. And we have all that is necessary to follow that choice!
In this moment we can choose to benefit from a lifetime of learning, experience, dreams and longings. All that has brought us to this day is ours to make use of in fulfilling our best possibilities!
Every bit of energy we sense around us can be focused in the service of the most wonderful possibilities we can imagine. Go ahead and imagine, and bring those possibilities to life! Make it Happen!
I hope this helps!
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