“Accept everything about yourself–I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end–no apologies, no regrets.” -Clark Moustakas
Today I have been musing over this, what if I could step outside of myself and had a conversation with myself, how would it go?
Would I look at myself and point fingers of regret, mistakes, relationships that soured. Would I defend myself against the pointing of fingers? Would excuses trip off the tip of my tongue? Would I lecture myself about my appearance, the weight gain, for not taking better care of myself? Yes, what would I see looking at myself?
Or would I give myself a pep talk, telling myself I can do better, that all of those other things are water under the bridge. Maybe, tell myself the lessons I can take from my past, apply those lessons so I can move forward.
I am not sure how long this conversation would be, would I be stubborn, refusing to listen to myself, or would I accept all of those things that I speak to myself?
I can almost place a date on when I finally started to move forward, seeing progress, light at the end of the tunnel. Yes, I can put my finger to the point in time. It was the day I began to accept everything about myself!
May I make a suggestion, take some time and have a talk with yourself, you will be amazed at what may come of it!