Embracing Who You Really Are
To me, the greatest issue we face is not accepting ourselves as we are. “We live in the context and opinion of others” is what Les Brown says. Rather than forming our own opinion on ourselves and deciding to accept our fears, flaws and all, we try to shift and change ourselves into what we think we are supposed to be.
Who are you? Without the frills and the filters. Get real with yourself and take a good look in the mirror, metaphorically and physically. Do a self-assessment on who you are right now in this moment.
Do you like what you see? we are all complex. We all have and experience the full range of emotions. I have had clients express a desire to eradicate and emotional completely. For example, if they have a habit of worry they don’t want worry in their life at all. It makes sense because our issues can wreak havoc on our lives.
Practice nonjudgmental self-acceptance. Louise Hay, who I’m obsessed with if you haven’t noticed suggests doing affirmations in the mirror. Have you tried telling yourself you love and accept yourself before? What came up for you? If it was challenging then you wanna keep working at it. You deserve love and acceptance. Why are you withholding it from yourself and expecting it from others?
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