Acceptance: favorable reception; approval; favor.
I have to share something pretty amazing with you. At first I didn't think it was so important or even amazing but let me tell you I am AMAZED at how life works!
Why would I accept myself if all these important people didn't. Let me tell you why?! If I can't accept myself why should anyone else? And beyond that.... if and when I DO finally accept myself, why would I really NEED anyone else's approval?
Friday night as I went to bed, I began to speak an affirmation over myself that I NEVER have really spoken before. IN fact I never understood it's importance. But ... Friday night was an earth shattering experience for me because as soon as I spoke the words, I felt them deep inside, and fell into this place of peace that I had never experienced before EVER in my life. "I accept me from the top of my head to the tips of my toes. I love who I am and who I have always been.".
Acceptance truly does come from within because Once you accept yourself ... it doesn't matter who rejects you. I have permanently let go of those who have chosen to not take a chance in me, or not seen me as one that fits their bill. That's okay by me. I figured I must be above them, and whole and complete. I no longer have a lack of acceptance in myself. I now realize I am pretty amazing and if I let you in my life, I must trust you a whole LOT!