Accepting yourself is key in this life, however we must be careful to not confuse accepting with settling. It’s important to remember that we never have to settle for any part of ourselves that we don’t like. We never have to settle for parts of ourselves that are interfering with our ultimate happiness or how we want to be in any area of our lives.
It’s never about changing who you are or not accepting yourself. It’s about undoing what is not really YOU; it’s about growing into who you REALLY are at your core, who you’ve really always been and who you truly want to be, instead of giving in to habits and wiring formed from experiences and conditioning.
Identify and separate what was born within your heart from what might have been learned or adopted that is not yours to own.
Give yourself grace, yes. Accept yourself and who you are at this exact moment in your journey, yes.
But don’t stop there, don’t ever give up on taking ownership of your blueprint, erasing and redrawing as many times as you need until it’s a masterpiece YOU have mapped out, created and are building.
As individuals we are able to take control and full ownership of the beautiful project of ourselves.
Lay it out. Examine the job that your parents, friends, family, teachers, experiences, and society have all done with your blueprint. Thank them for the wonderful pieces you want to keep and lovingly put the eraser head to the parts you’re not so fond of.
You are the architect of you.
Thank your helpers and influencers, ask opinions and advice from trusted loved ones, don’t be afraid to try something new or to mess up , but ultimately, be your leader, never stop growing, never give up on your vision of you.
It IS possible to be, do and have all that your heart desires, no matter how impossible or far fetched it seems.
YOU are the designer. Create the you of your dreams while always loving the you right now.
Never lose sight and you will see it is all unfolding for your greatest good.
About the Author: Shaina WEISS is one of Your Monthly Mentors, and owner at Mind Body Soulfit. She is on a mission to ignite change and foster growth in herself and everyone she comes in contact with. With extensive experience in personal development, combined with her own life experiences, education in fitness. and love of people, she is determined to and passionate about affecting the masses through connecting each unique individual to their mind, body and soul. Read More…