August 20, 2018:
How hard it is to accept people, and to accept circumstances that are unpleasant and painful to us! But accepting is also liberating. I love the power within me that allows me to forgive people and to move on. I’m always grateful to God for giving me the courage to forgive people and to accept them as they are. Life is beautiful when you’re able to accept something that has gone wrong. When you can still feel the goodness in those worst days, I’m sure you won’t ask more from life! I have been practicing hard to look up, to look hard on the brighter side of every situation that shows up before me in disguise of a person or any incident. For me this learning has been all about acceptance and being at peace. Accepting has brought me happiness and peace. Open up to what is truly beautiful and important in life.
Acceptance for me is: “Being at peace, and finding my ‘smile’ back no matter what life throws at me.”
I agree that some events that occur in an unwelcoming way are far more difficult to accept. But celebrations and challenges are part of everyone’s life. ‘Accepting’ that they will occur again, and quite often helps me prepare for the unpleasant feelings.
Toxic thoughts always find a bigger space in our mind than the calming thoughts. But only with acceptance comes clarity, more room for joy, and gratitude. Acceptance allows you to feel closer to yourself and to experience the richness of your heart. Accepting people and circumstances gives you the freedom from expectations and heartbreaks.
Just the way I forgive myself so that I can forgive others, I accept myself so that I can accept others too!
When we accept ourself we learn about our needs, and we learn to take better care of ourselves. We feel more centered and more at peace, and we can better take care of everything whatever life throws at us.
When you step back and reflect on how you respond to things, you can actually learn about how you see yourself and others. When I see myself being too judgemental about how someone should act and react with me, I try to shut down my thoughts and all conversations and I switch back to accepting things- and let it go! I try to release all kinds of negative energy from my mind only to feel the pure joy in that moment.
Inner peace is only possible when we can accept to appreciate our life with its quirks and bumps.
“When we love and accept ourselves, the world fits around us,” read it somewhere and believes in it wholeheartedly.
The most important thing I’ve learned so far on this beautiful journey of life is that,”feel worthy of yourself, feel from your heart, and follow what your heart tells you.” Just get in tune with your inner self and watch yourself blossom.
What do you do to accept yourself and others?
7 thoughts on “How to Accept Yourself Just The Way You Are”
Acceptance is important but we also need to learn to avoid toxic relationships. Great post.
For me, acceptance and forgiveness don't always go hand in hand. I do accept, even if it takes time, but I don't always forgive.
Dear Epsita, I think acceptance is really the key for a good life as there are so many things we can't change … but only accept. Thank you therefore for your very wise post as I got sometimes already the impressions that people don't accept what they can't change. And such a behaviour is really a pity.
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With Love, Rena
I totally agree with this. Both acceptance AND forgiveness are key to a peaceful existence.
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A great post! <3
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Acceptance is the key