Accept Yourself

acceptyourself

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.

Namaste

Shine On!

xo

 

14 thoughts on “Accept Yourself

  1. Wonderful reminder misifusa! Yes, for me too the hardest thing to do was to look in the mirror and tell that person I loved them unconditionally! 🙂 Hugs to you my friend!

  2. It is just those fears in our lives that keep that acceptance at bay. We hold a pattern of ‘rejection, not good enough, I can’t do it’ through our lives and those very things hold that acceptance at bay. And they are a hard thing to face, or we wouldn’t appreciate what it has taken to reach that ‘acceptance’ of exactly who we are within. It is climbing those walls of fear that they crumble and show us the beauty of that self acceptance, the beauty that is waiting within us all ❤
    Great post Misifusa, thank you for sharing 😀

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