To be beautiful means to be yourself.
You don’t need to be accepted by others.
You need to accept yourself.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
It sounds so easy, doesn’t it? Just accept yourself with all of your flaws and quirks. Love yourself. Drop the fears and wounds that muddy the beauty in your soul.
Imagine if we all did that simple act? How the world would look differently? What a wonderful world this would be!
It’s taken me a long time to chacha through accepting myself. To look in the mirror at my image and tell my eyes that I love me, with all my imperfections. I’m not always as secure as I’d like to be, as I am a continual work in progress. I’m not sure I’ll ever be the finished product I’d love to be, but it’s in the journey that we grow, we learn, we inspire and we do our best with what we have.
And on a Sunday afternoon, that’s all I can be.