Self-acceptance is an individual’s acceptance of all of his/her attributes, positive or negative. . It is easy to accept one's positive and good attributes, the issue is with the negative attributes. Accepting your negative attributes does not mean you condone it or celebrate it, rather it is a first step to improving and correcting it. . Learn to forgive yourself. Constantly engage in positive talk and surrounding yourself with people who love and accept you are some ways to increase your self -acceptance. . #selflove#selfacceptance#confidence#love#personaldevelopment#personaleffectiveness#selfdevelopment#therapy#coach #
look in the mirror hate what you see? I know, I know... because she used to be me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ you scroll through your phone wishing you were more like her bigger breasts, fairer skin, thinner thighs, then I won't despise myself but you cut and you sew you bend and you break to fit into a shape that was never meant to be yours. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ we go under the knife thinking that's our key to a perfect life we get the new face, the new nose, and the new ass, then we look in the mirror and we still wanna hit pass. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ they're selling us shit we don't need to satisfy their greed telling us a face caked in make-up will make all the boys chase us telling us we need to be thinner then you'll be a winner telling us to strive to fit in when you were born to stand out what the fuck is that about? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ lie after lie they feed you promising soon you’ll feel prettier yet time after time you feel even shittier ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ they pick and they poke beating you down and it doesn't take long before your soul starts to drown. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ they tried their best to break you but hear me when I say you are not broken you can't see it yet but that pure heart inside of you is about to spill wide open there's magic and wonder running through your veins so let me hear you roar with thunder as you grab the reins ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ don't listen to a word they say let their poison be your fuel 'cos you already know what happens to the cool kids and trends that rule all those labels we attached to ourselves wind up buried in the trash and guess what's left in that dusty pile of ash? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For years I thought that in order to be sexy I had to A) be skinnier B) NEVER indulge in “bad” foods in order to maintain being skinny C) Exercise like crazy to “undo” anything bad when I did slip up. Funnily enough, my eyes were opened to how much that viscous cycle was negatively impacting my mindset and my lifestyle, when I started a nutrition system that I actually thought would just be a quick fix to achieve the goal of A) be skinnier. What I very quickly learned after starting, was that I’d in fact found something that allowed me to lose the weight I wanted, have my cake and eat it, learn to love exercising for the sole purpose of moving my body, and grow to love myself in the process 🙏🏼🌹
im going to talk about something very fucking vital to our joy and sense of freedom in life. when you chase enlightenment, per se, you quietly grow a deep sense of loneliness and inadequacy as the human being you are right now. lets place this in relevant social media context. its easy to post beautiful images with the perfect lighting dripping across the waves of our body. ‘art’, we call it. presenting a quote we read (or googled) from the bhagavad gita. its easy, and thats okay, nothing at all wrong with this. but ease in this sense is a suffocation, distraction and truly, turning away from whats much deeper and vaster in this world. ourselves. what is far more difficult (and paradoxically freeing) that many of us pull back from as a reflex to avoid discomfort, is opening to the very uncomfortable parts of being a human. our messy, dark, chaotic, childish, insecure, fear ridden, self centred, controlling, darkness. we want to get away from ourselves and try to ‘transcend’ the part of ourselves we need to love and embrace. what takes real courage is not a yoga teacher training, TD meditations or plant medicine, no. its getting close and intimate with our personal human history, our shadow sides and the imperfections we’d rather filter away through our curated artsy photography accounts and oh so delightful seductive silhouettes in rainforests because - #pachamama take this one in - when the focus is to “transcend”, to have “no mind”, to “be free” before we are willing to get well acquainted with the unconscious version of self that we hide with our conscious projection (the great and together person we are to the world), we are skipping a step. bypassing. to not be intimate with our humanness—to not be deeply and thoroughly acquainted with our conditioning and its core fears—keeps it undigested and unintegrated and therefore very much present in our world underneath the pretty photos and facades. whatever you dont want to be, thats
🌿 E A R T H ° D A Y 🌿 And what a beautiful day it was🌍💛 The elements of our lovely planet worked against me yesterday as I struggled to find balance in crow pose (Bakasana) on the bumpy ground with the feeling strong wind in my hair 🌬️🌀 Instead of fighting it I went with the flow of the earth and what it told me. As I gazed upon the beautiful scenery of Scotland, as the sun beat down on my rosey skin, I took inspiration from the trees and realised that I could be strong and tall despite the wind 🌳 Accepting that this wasn't an arm balance day, and rather a standing strength day, was a way of listening to my body that I often struggle with. Accepting that just because I know I can do that pose does not mean I have to force my body into it every day and does not mean that I am worth any more/less depending on what I achieve. Often we find ourselves being negative within our minds when we meet struggle in our practice, but finding the strength to understand and accept ourselves is more yogic than any pose ever could be. Finding self-acceptance on and off the mat will be forever important❤️ "You can practice asanas (poses) every day of your life with real gumption, and never be a true yogi; Yet, you can go your whole life without ever practicing an asana, and be a supreme yogi" 🧘♀️ @chrissie.chung #earthday#beautifulday#scenery#trees#sunnyyoga#windyyoga#elements#scottishyoga#yogascotland#yogainnature#yogaeverydamnday#balance#armbalance#standingbalance#standingstrong#crowpose#bakasana#utthitahastapadangusthasana (B) #extendedhandtobigtoepose#selfacceptance#peaceofmind
Repost #ciara ・・・ No makeup. No extensions. Vulnerable. My Beauty Marks and all. The real me.. and I love it. Finally embracing myself fully! It feels good. ⠀ ⠀ Csquad! Join me in my #beautymarks journey and upload your rawest selfies at onlyciara.com/beautymarks. Don't be afraid to let YOUR Beauty Marks show! You are poppin juss the way you is ... if everyone continues to want to look a Mewtwo evolution or each other then we lose our value as uniquely, one of a kind beings. Hell, eem identical twins have certain features that can distinguish em, so the Creator or Biology never intended for us to look like each other so why would you let Insecurity defy the Divine or Nature? #themoreyouknow🌈 #selflove#lovetheskinyourein#loveyou#selfacceptance
"What good are wings without the courage to fly?" - @atticuspoetry This Thursday I will be releasing the project that my love and I have been working on. Something that I've wanted to do for a while but never had the courage to do, I didnt feel good enough. I'm feeling so many emotions right now but more so very excited - eeek!! 🤣😅😆😜🙈❤🔥 #consciousrelationships#launchingthursday
@dr.zelana Sometimes self care is a bubble bath, a glass of wine and your favourite tunes (like I gloriously did on Sunday night). Other times self care is firmly stamping out boundaries in your relationships. Don't waste your breath, relentlessly, on an argument that doesn't make sense, with someone who can only see something from their own side. The best way to win the argument is not to get involved in the first place. #moveon#lookafteryourself#selfcare#boundaries#notjustbubblebaths
Check out this gorgeous zine by @hannahwhitlow celebrating women’s body hair… and guess what? WE’RE IN IT!! Hannah did a shout out a few months ago for submissions to the zine and I sketched my face and some words about how Rita thought they looked like spider’s legs. I’m thrilled to be part of such a beautiful and positive project.
6 daily reminders: 1. Never settle for anything less than what you deserve; 2. Start late, start over, look different; 3. Accept your flaws; 4. Your dreams matter; 5. Authenticity is magnetic; 6. You’ve totally got this. 💕💝 #selfacceptance#selflove#personalgrowth
I’ve been thrown. I’ve been kicked down. I’ve been strangled. I’ve hidden bruises. I’ve laughed off words that have felt like knives through my soul. I’ve been torn to pieces. I’ve been tested.... but I’ve also brushed myself off. I’ve hit back. I’ve healed. I’ve picked my own heart up off the ground - washed it clean of all the dirt that’s been used as an attempt to conceal my soul. Sometimes we have to be buried and use it as an opportunity to water ourselves and grow. Sometimes we have to cover ourselves in a cocoon so that we can transform into what we are meant to be all along. To be honest, I don’t need anyone to protect me...or pick me up... because without the hand to reach out to.. without the shoulder to cry on I have finally realized the most important thing in my life: Me. 🚺⚠️☯️🦋
Whilst rejection for a human being is potentially the most excruciatingly painful feat to experience in life... . . For he who is ready to look deep within himself, it also forms the biggest blessing of discovering his own self-acceptance... . . Without the experience of rejection, we may never find out what it means to cultivate a truly solid base of self-love and self-acceptance... . . Today I choose to send a prayer of gratitude out to all of those who have turned their backs on me in some way or another throughout my trajectory of life on Earth during these times. :) . . My soul is happy-dancing in celebration at the fortitude and deeply accepting and loving perspective gained. . . Thank you. 🙏 . . (📷: @myownsadhana) . . #rejection#thehumanjourney#pain#growth#selfacceptance#personalpower#selflove#relationships#humanrelations#blessings#gratitude
Driving back from Confest ... We have another 3 hour drive .. . Easter has been very special to me . It was my first time at Confest and I think it won’t be the last. I have not slept much but my heart is full. I am feeling alive and inspired. I had the opportunity to connect with nature and with amazing human beings. My heart has expanded and my mission is clear. I ran a workshop on food intolerances there and I feel grateful that it has made an impact. I have also been offered some coaching on how to TED talk. I am beyond motivated to share my story and the divine process I have been “given” over the course of my illness. I believe that the Universe delivered it to me slowly so I could get it , experiment it before sharing it to the world. Chronic illness happens to many of us . We can definitely find the support within . I can’t wait to share the process with you. I am on my way to create a thorough online course that will transform your Life with chronic illness.
6 months ago, I wouldn’t dare keep this photo- let alone post it! I would have looked at this photo and automatically thought it wasn’t good enough to show instagram. That my stomach was disturbing to others. That I wouldn’t get any likes. That I need to lose my tummy fat. That I need to “fix” myself. That I would be so pretty if I was just tinier. But none of this is true. I look hot 🤭 And that’s just that on that.
Wearable activism: for every pair of eyes that lay themselves on our product, the observer is familiarising themselves with the concept of self-care. Ergo, the wearer transforms into a promoter for all things self-care, and taking care of our mental and emotional wellbeing. #selfcaretm
I always wanted to eat something both healthy and delicious, In the beginning I used to believe that eating healthy meals that I have to let go of all the delicious meals and flavors, that I have to stay hungry all the time and restrict myself to the limits. Of course, I was wrong, that is not the case at all. Eating healthy means Not being hungry all the time, taking care of yourself in All the right ways, finding all the fun ways to make your healthy food delicious, in the end, it is all up to you. Giving you an example of this, Oatmeal. God only knows how much I tried to avoid it's flavorless flavor for so long until I realized the key, I did not even add any flavors to it. It was like wearing sunglasses and wondering why I can't see the brightness of the sun. It may seem shallow, considering that it is just oatmeal but realizing this opened the key to the realization that I can make food such a fun and delicious experience for me. If you want the recipe, just Dm me or let me know in the comments.
You see so many people posting flawless photos covered with filters posing in ways that make them feel or look better. What happened to loving our bodies and ensuring that if we don't yet fully love them that we are at least doing something slowly each day to love it just that bit more? The thing is we all have rolls, imperfections, scars and things we don't necessarily find lovely about yourselves. Just remember to take a breath. Step forward and try something that makes you feel happy. I have rolls when I sit and scars on my leg I have always disliked my thighs but in the end I feel beautiful cause this is me and each day I try to work on myself. Not for you or my partner but simply for ME :) . What is something you are doing to find the better version of yourself:)? .