How to Get a Piece of Peace in Your Life

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Acceptance of Self

"It doesn't matter what we do until we accept ourselves. Once we accept ourselves, it doesn't matter what we do." -- Charly Heavenrich

If we can accept ourselves, just as we are, we could eliminate some of our own pain and suffering. This includes the act of forgiveness. Even if we are resistant to forgive others, at the very least, let us forgive ourselves.

Close your eyes and picture yourself without judging anything. Do not think of what's good or bad, do not form an opinion, simply witness yourself as a human being. Witnessing is a vital part of healing old wounds and nurturing growth and change.

You are who you are. Allow yourself to be. You are growing, learning, making mistakes, having emotions, experiencing life.

You are.

Simply be.

Take a couple of deep breaths and say to yourself, "I fully accept myself as I am." Try to do this once a day.