Monday, May 10, 2010


Self-acceptance (365/342), originally uploaded by JenniPenni.

It's funny when we look outside of ourself for inside affirmation. We do not need anyone's acceptance but our own yet some of us spend our whole lives trying to be accepted by other people, whether it be spouses, parents, coworkers, or random strangers. The energy that is wasted caring what other people think and trying to fill some hole that was created by what we learned from our parents or others in our formative years.
To release that hole and be able to accept yourself as the best thing you can be is wonderful. You can smile in the face of someone that is miserable and who wants your life to be miserable, because it's not about you. You can realize that most issues in your world are not really issues if you just be the best person you can be and let everyone else's storms brew around you.
But that doesn't mean we don't fall back into that messy slippery slope. It is so ingrained in our culture that it takes a constant awareness and self love to free yourself from it.
It is amazing to become an observer, refrain from judgment and stereotypes, be a good friend, and love, love, love.

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