It can be easy to judge yourself at times.
Many of us do it quite well.
We beat ourselves up. Criticize. Treat ourselves harshly. We often strive to make ourselves different from what we are.
From the moment we are born we get conditioned. We are told who we should and shouldn’t be. We are told repeatedly that who we are isn’t enough. It gets reinforced by the advertising in the media that wants to sell you something.
When you accept yourself for being who you are and who you are not a powerful freedom is yours.
Beating yourself up to try and fit some idea of who you need to be in order to be loved and accepted by others only creates more stress and suffering.
Beating yourself up to be something often keeps you feeling like nothing and can keep you stuck where you are.
Judging yourself in an effort to change simply reinforces the very patterns you are seeking to change.
No matter what has happened to you, know this:
You are perfect as you are.
So what if you didn’t need to change, improve, or be anything than what you are already?
What if you were to radically completely accept who you are and not in this moment?
Not accepting only causes you more suffering.
Acceptance is the key to your freedom. It’s in acceptance of who you are and where you are in your process of being a human being that you create the space to truly be with yourself as you are. It’s this space of non-judgement that is profoundly healing. Even to simply accept your non acceptance is freedom.
Acting like some idealized version of yourself that you think you should be doesn’t make you authentically who you are or truly free.
The real freedom is in dropping all the “shoulds” of who you think you should or shouldn’t be, and allow yourself to simply be. Then the real you can blossom.
As you begin to accept yourself totally even those parts of yourself that you judge or think are “bad” will heal in the space of love, compassion, and acceptance.
Judging yourself is easy. But it takes real courage to love yourself radically.
To love yourself radically is to not only love just the parts of you that you like but also the parts that you don’t like.
What parts of yourself have you been judging?
What if you committed to loving that?
What if you committed to loving even the part of you that “can’t” love?
It’s in loving radically that you set yourself free.
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