3 Life Lessons For Self-Acceptance
Self-acceptance does not come easy in the age of scrolls, likes, and instant comparison. Comparing our achievements, successes, and failures with others becomes inherently second nature. But what about self-acceptance. Why can’t we make self-acceptance and love towards ourself second nature instead. We’re told to be kind, compassionate, and generous to others before being able to accept and love ourselves… unconditionally (yes, it sounds cheesy. I know.)
The development of self-acceptance is much like a muscle — in order to grow and strengthen it, one must train it regularly. One must learn to accept the flaws and the beauty, unconditionally. Hence, why gratitude journals are so powerful. A regular reminder on the small things we are grateful for keep us grounded and real to a tee.
Here are three reminders to help you reflect on your inner being, and your worth as a human. It’s time now to start cultivating kindness, generosity, and unconditional love towards yourself.
It’s time to quit measuring your progress and success by what you’ve done and the mistakes you’ve made. Instead, reflect on the steps of today, rather than the footprints of yesterday. As every step you’ve taken has been a process to your progress today.
Learn to accept it all: the good, the bad, the ugly.
This includes the joyful and the unwelcome thoughts and feelings that arise in the body — It’s a part of being human.
Trust me with this one. Accept it all, and you’ll see how it begins to make everything seem much more tolerable.
We all suffer. Suffering creates resilience and builds our human character. The scars we carry from the challenges we’ve faced create the story we carry to the world. There would be no depth to us as a human being, no humility, no compassion if we had not faced the suffering that we did.
Be grateful in spite of your suffering
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