I’m sharing an article with you that I was asked to write regarding how self-acceptance is the key to being effective in your life while allowing you to experience real joy. I use these concepts I’m sharing with you when making any decisions, such as transitioning from my established marketing career to life coaching or nurturing certain relationships.
Be the Love of Your Life
We are love and light from the moment we are born. Over time we are programmed to question our inherent sense of love and inner light (our inner knowledge, inner guidance system, and what we stand for OR our sense of self worth). How do you recapture this natural state of love and light which are integral to leading a fulfilling life? By being a good friend to yourself, the way you are to others.
Discover Your Self. Uncover what has meaning for you (not your family or friends or society). Honor and live your life in accordance with what is important to you, to ensure you pursue your true purpose.
Support Your Self. Become aware of what makes you feel good and energizes you. Evaluate any factors that contribute to inhibiting your inspiration and determine how to gradually minimize them in your life. Then fill up your life with more thoughts, activities, and people that bolster your energy and strengthen your foundation.
Respect Your Self. There are many aspects to each of us, all created to help us live in this world. Some aspects may have become exaggerated over time and can do more harm than good. Regardless of their nature, they represent who you are, so it’s important to avoid judgment, appreciate yourself, and embrace them as they serve you well. Simply notice them and ask …what am I meant to learn?
Trust Your Self. Follow your intuition. It is based on your natural inclination. If you are aware of and living in harmony with your true self, your inner guidance system will lead you right where you should be lighting the way for your story to unfold authentically. Trust that you have the answers and you will find them, while you are on your true life path.
Love Your Self. Look at your core qualities and what you stand for in this world, your true purpose. The manifestations of these qualities (e.g. accomplishments on a resume) are temporary; they aren’t as important as your essence which is infinite.
Practice these principles and be your own #1. Self acceptance is key to living a fulfilling life. Notice “fulfilling” implies being full or satisfied, in other words enough. You are (good) enough. You are perfect just as you are now. From this place you are healthier and in a better place to contribute, resulting in solid relationships, effectiveness, and a quality life.
Let your love free and your light shine!