What is self-acceptance? It is satisfaction with self; a realistic awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses that results in a feeling of inherent worth. Self-acceptance allows for the freedom to heal, learn, and grow. Without realizing inherent worth, one feels unworthy of the gift of achieving in life.
When self-acceptance reigns, there is peace of mind, a calmness that comes from non-judgment that offers opportunities to risk. The freedom to experiment, to learn, to grow, provides time for successes as well as failures that are acceptable because they are not deemed to represent self-worth.
So, self-acceptance allows you to try what is new, unfamiliar – to take the risks that make life worth living.
Copyright 2011 Lynn Borenius Brown
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