WHAT IS SELF-ACCEPTANCE
Let me start with what self-acceptance is not. Accepting something does not mean that you have to like it. The reality is that self-acceptance actually helps to facilitate change. That may sound counter intuitive. Just think about it for a moment. Accepting yourself covers a lot of ground. One must be willing to look in the mirror and not see the problems that you may want to change. First look at the good. It may take actually sitting down and writing all of the good things about yourself. No one else needs to read it. As the author, you just need to believe in the words that you write from your heart.
- self-accepting people are happy people
- self-accepting people go out of their way
- self-accepting people are always open to being loved and complimented
- self-accepting people are empowered to be their 'real selves.'
- self-accepting people accept themselves as they are right now
- self-accepting people are able to laugh at themselves, often and easily
- self-accepting people have the ability to recognize and attend to their own needs
- self-accepting people are self-determining people
- self-accepting people are in good contact with reality
- self-accepting people are assertive
This is the power of self-acceptance. Our relationship with ourselves is the most powerful of all. Other relationships will not be able to thrive if we don't work on self-acceptance. It is what helps me in becoming successful in my dreams.
These quotes on self-acceptance are strong and proven to be true. It took quite a hard look for me to see just how true this kind of outlook on life is to move forward. Do I always feel this way? Not just no, but hell no. I can have my moments where I have to let myself have a pity party and then work on how I will begin looking in the mirror and accepting me for who and what I am.