An idea to ponder today from one of my favorite authors and spiritual teachers…
“I can’t overestimate the importance of accepting ourselves
exactly as we are right now, not as we wish we were, or think we ought to be.
By cultivating nonjudgmental openness to ourselves and to whatever arises,
to our surprise and delight we will find ourselves genuinely welcoming
the never-pin-downable quality of life, experiencing it as a friend, a teacher,
and a support, and no longer as an enemy.”
~Pema Chodron in her book, Living Beautifully
In those moments when I can truly accept myself, I receive my own beauty and worth – to myself and to the world. Self-acceptance allows me to relax and open up to the magic of this moment.
consent to receive (a thing offered).
- believe or come to recognize (an opinion, explanation, etc.) as valid or correct.