Accepting oneself has a significant side effect, you start to accept everyone else too. You begin to understand that perfect is a made up word to drive you crazy. “Perfect” is so damn subjective.
What is perfect? Perfection in the minds of another, most definitely won’t be defined that way by you. We all have our definition of what perfection is to us.
Self-acceptance is NOT about liking everything about yourself, nor do you have to change everything either. It is about accepting what is happening now with you.
Only you can decide if something is not working for you, in you and around you to make that change.
When you accept life, you accept yourself and realize that running, hiding from yourself won’t change a thing. It just brings about feelings of worthlessness, shame, and an unlived life.
Life is about ‘What is.’ Accepting the moment for what it is. That is true freedom. Living out openly as you are meant to be an inspiration to yourself.
Only YOU can decide what is perfect for you. Self-acceptance is having compassion for yourself, being a friend to yourself. Come out of hiding, embrace your beautiful badass self. The world needs YOU, YOU need you.
Everything is within you; every joy, every happiness, every laugh unheard, every smile un-shown. It is up to you to decide when to release them, live them and own them.
Love yourself—accept yourself—forgive yourself—and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.” ~Leo F. Buscaglia