Self Acceptance: The Path to Effortless Change
Self acceptance has long been touted as a key to real and lasting change in the human consciousness movement. Easier said than done, right?
How often do you second guess yourself, wishing for things to be different?
How often do you criticize your way of being, thinking and acting?
It is impossible to change ANYTHING until you are ready to be WITH it. Practicing to accept yourself, as you are, is paradoxically the key to change.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I can change. Carl Rogers
This acceptance is not resignation to your apparent problems and perceptions. On the contrary, it is a portal to discernment of what is TRUE. The journey of self acceptance attunes you to the ripples on the surface of the lake. As you notice the come and the go, you become more deeply present to an ever pulsing rhythm that is a solid core of IS-ness, of BE-ing, of ALL-ness. You come to know that you are THAT, too.
Step into the heartbeat of now:
1. Breathe, relax, expand . . .
2. Feel yourself as an infinite ripple.
3. Open to All That Is.
4. Rest in it. Bask in it. Be in it.
5. Let it flow.
Whenever you find yourself adrift in the land of the lost, drop anchor and rest in BEing. All is well, my friends. All is well.