Accept Yourself… “is a mantra” that needs more focus..more understanding…. What exactly is “Accepting yourself”?Accepting Oneself….

Except Oneself…we try and accept others…

Examples…Simple Examples can help clear the air…

You have a pet… A cute little one… A pup.. You look @ its innocent eyes.. And you instinctively pick it up and cuddle it… A very spontaneous act.. A very natural act… without any deliberations… of whether you should cuddle the cutie or not… You accept the pup as it is… without bothering about its color…breed…sex…..you rejoice as it is….you accept it…..

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If you dislike pups…or rather if you do not accept pups… well then hopefully replace pups with kittens 😉

Similar goes with a child…a toddler…you come across any toddler when walking down the street… and immediately you reach out to cuddle him…the toddlers magnetic innocence pulls you…there is a natural smile on your lips…The toddlers religion…sex…nationality is irrelevant…Your defense mechanism crumbles in front of the toddlers innocence.. you simply rejoice through him… you accept him…

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Would you in your wildest dreams… ever scheme to hurt a pup, kitten or an infant…. Hopefully not, right?

Indeed you love their innocence completely..wholly…unconditionally..without expectations….that’s why…

Well, just extend this focus from the outward to the inner.. If you can rejoice in the presence of a toddler or a pup…in their innocence… then why not in your own presence…

Do we end up loving ourselves..(btw love is that which arises out acceptance)… the same way we co-relate with the kid or pup? Or are there any undercurrents of resistance from within….

If you cannot accept yourself this very moment.. this very instant… then most probably you never will ….in the distant future either…

Just be aware…. that you too were born with the same innocence…you still have that innocence with you… you have only forgotten about it…as your focus after the initial joyful years of childhood..was taught..was conditioned to look only on the outside… on the external… that’s all..

You have picked up too many artificial gems focusing outward…walking down the societal corridors…They are awarded to us from the outside…thrust upon us… sold to us…

But just be “re-aware”… that there is a pearl within…a unique pearl… a unique innocence.. unadulterated…virgin… that each one of us is born with…a space within us… which is Truly Us….Focus on it…Swim in it… And Self Acceptance happens of its own accord…A Grace descends…  on such a person…

Not that the world will fall at your feet.. prostrate before you..or there would be a halo around you… one would still continue being absolutely ordinary..absolutely normal…but your anchoring is found… Peace is found in a market…You are no more a part of any race….

Pup Images – Courtesy pintrest.com

Lady Child Image – Courtesy colourbox.com

And lastly Google for finding me the images 🙂

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