What Do You Like About Yourself ?
It's kind of strange, but for some reason people struggle with answering this more so than if you ask them what they don't like about themselves. Seems they can come up with quite a list of negatives, but the positives things are harder for them to acknowledge.
Sometimes, we spend so much time thinking about our faults, and our weaknesses that we overlook everything that is precious and beautiful about ourselves.
So, I thought I'd ask the question:
What do you like about yourself?
It may be things about your body, your spirit, your actions, your ideals....
The biggest struggle in life is the struggle to know, embrace, and accept ourselves, with all of our faults and imperfections.
When we have the courage to let the walls down - to know and embrace ourselves, despite our human failings, we also open the door to connecting in a more caring, empathic, intimate way with the ones we love and with all living beings.
I'll go first.....
I am most grateful that I am able to stay strong and find a positive even in a hard situation. It is interesting to me that when life has given you many challenges , it creates in you a confidence that you will be able to handle most anything that comes your way.
I personally am glad I have not always had an easy life. I have learned so much from having to "walk through the fire". I didn't always like it at the time, but it is amazing how looking back you can find purpose and meaning in it.
What I truly appreciate about myself... NOW... is that I am no longer afraid to be who I am. What I mean by that is... I am not afraid to be honest with myself acknowledging who I am fully... I don't have to step back and hesitate... I can just be... and be very proudly me, virtues and flaws.
Let us learn to love ourselves so we can be more open and compassionate to others,
Copyright © 2012 Barbara MacDonald