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We are always looking for unconditional love ... "out there." But accepting ourselves just as we are is the greatest unconditional love we can get because it comes from within... ourselves.
Whatever "it" is about you that you are labeling, misjudging, resisting today, just accept it. Love it, bless it, embrace it, and accept yourself, just the way you are. You don't even have to change anything. You just need to love yourself. The way you want to be loved. This is a true key to inner peace and knowing Self.
Here is an article from dailyom today on the power of accepting ourselves when we feel 'not good enough' on any level. It reminds us that aspects of self are neither 'good' nor 'bad". We are just and divinely... simply us. Isn't that beautiful?
A Dynamic Choice-Maker
by Madisyn Taylor
You are a human being with every right to be here, learning and exploring.
To label yourself good or bad is to think too small.
There is no such thing as a good person or a bad person. There are choices and actions that lead us in different directions, and it is through those choices and actions that we create our realities. Sometimes we choose or do something that takes us in the opposite direction of the reality we want to create for ourselves. When we do this, we feel bad—uneasy, unhappy, unsure. We might go so far as to label ourselves “bad” when a situation like this arises. Instead of labeling ourselves, though, we could simply acknowledge that we made a choice that lead us down a particular path, and then let it go, forgiving ourselves and preparing for our next opportunity to choose, and act, in ways that support our best intentions.
Many of us experienced childhoods in which the words good and bad were used as weapons to control us—you were good if you did what you were told and bad if you didn’t. This kind of discipline undermines a person’s ability to find their own moral center and to trust and be guided by their own inner self. If you were raised this way, you may find yourself feeling shockwaves of badness when you do something you were taught was wrong, even if now you don’t agree that it’s bad. Conversely, you may feel good when you do what you learned was right. Notice how this puts you in something of a straitjacket. An important part of our spiritual unfolding requires that we grow beyond what we learned and take responsibility for our own liberation in our own terms.
You are a human being with every right to be here, learning and exploring. To label yourself good or bad is to think too small. What you are is a decision-maker and every moment provides you the opportunity to move in the direction of your higher self or in the direction of stagnation or degradation. In the end, only you know the difference. If you find yourself going into self-judgment, try to stop yourself as soon as you can and come back to center. Know that you are not good or bad, you are simply you.