Self-acceptance is the active, honest acknowledgement and appreciation of our capabilities, talents, and physicality—all of our strengths and weaknesses. It is the act of recognizing our whole self, of integrating all aspects of ourselves into our self-image. But self-acceptance is not resignation! It is instigating self-development from a basis of compassion instead of criticism. The expectations we receive and internalize from our many identities—and our image-obsessed culture—can make self-acceptance difficult, but understanding how to balance a desire for change with our inner critic is essential to happiness and health. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.
Spiritual teacher Panache Desai explains that as you embrace yourself, including your neuroses, you begin to realize public opinion and approval are inconsequential to your soul's development. Finding the courage to live in alignment with that is the experience of love.
In this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Marie Forleo talks about why we need to talk more about death, how she’s disrupting education with socially conscious business practices, and how to tap into both your feminine and masculine side.
Should you get a divorce? You’re faced with this heart wrenching choice of either moving on from a relationship that you’ve known for years or staying and having the courage to begin to explore everything you need to within you, to begin to take your relationship to a brand new expression.
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