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There comes a time when you have to stand up and shout:
This is me damn it!
I look the way I look, think the way I think, feel the way I feel,
love the way I love!  I am a whole complex package.
Take me… or leave me.
Accept me – or walk away!
Do not try to make me feel like less of a person,
just because I don’t fit your idea of who I should be
and don’t try to change me to fit your mold.
If I need to change, I alone will make that decision.
When you are strong enough to love yourself 100%, good and bad –
you will be amazed at the opportunities that life presents you.
Stacey Charter

Do you love and accept you?

Our relationship with ourselves forms the blueprint for all the relationships in our life.  To the degree that you judge yourself you will judge others.  To the degree that you accept yourself you will accept others.

If you have been attempting to change the world around you in order to experience greater peace and joy, then you have been directing your attention to the wrong place.  To make changes in your life – you must begin with your relationship with yourself.  Start today, love and accept yourself.

Inspired Life Exercise:  Accepting and Loving Yourself

  • Complete the Inspired Life Exercise:  How to Love Yourself 
  • Make time each day to cultivate a loving relationship with yourself – in your thoughts, words and actions – making a list of what you are grateful for; acknowledging your accomplishments; identifying the gift in the challenges you experience (Not sure how to do this, then make it up!); when you look at yourself in the mirror declare aloud (allowed), I Love You!
  • When you hear yourself being judgmental about yourself – STOP – acknowledge yourself for noticing and have a new thought.
  • What do you notice when you consciously focus your attention on accepting and loving yourself?

Today’s Power Statement:  As I cultivate a loving and accepting relationship with myself, my heart opens and I am more loving and accepting of others.

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