There is a great healing that can come from accepting ourselves just as we are. To accept ourselves as a special person with strengths and weaknesses.
No one is perfect although so many would like you to think so. People act as though they are better than you but they are not.
This does not mean that we cannot strive for improvement. Accepting ourselves with all of our shortcomings and disabilities is ok.
This does not imply complacency. It does not limit us in any way. In fact it opens us up to new possibilities.
It allows us to believe that perhaps we can accomplish great things.
If we see ourselves as others do , we cannot explore new versions of ourselves that we could experience.
If we only see our mistakes, our limitations, then how can we open our own wings and fly?
What accepting ourselves does is allow us to forgive our own shortcomings and have some compassion towards ourselves. Perhaps some sense of humor about our “current” limitations and idiosyncrasies.
We are so compassionate and forgiving of others. We understand and let go so many mistakes and flaws in other people. We put up with mistakes and inabilities of other people every day.
Why can’t we accept ourselves for who we are?
Each one of us is made up of talent, skill, beauty, love, mistakes, flaws, disabilities and strengths. We are, each of us, a unique being in the universe.
In our uniqueness we are special and significant.
We are no less worthy of forgiveness and acceptance than the others. No less worthy than the ones we give the gift of grace and mercy to every day.
Let us open the box that other people have put us into. The little box that we feel we belong in.
We can go beyond the “us” that other people see, perceive and tell us we are.
Dare to do something that people who “know” us would say we can’t do.
Who are They to say we are…
too set in our ways
Who are They to say that we are only…
a stay at home mom
a working Mom
a mental case
Who are They to say that we can’t…
change our minds!
go to college
learn something new
Who are They to say that we have no right to…
talk to them
stand up to them
Who are They to say that we can’t become…
a spiritual advisor
a leader of men
a thinker of new ideas