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Friday, May 7, 2010

Self Acceptance

Do you like yourself? It saddens me that some people are probably going to answer no to that question. Even if you answered yes, are there times when you think less of yourself than others? Maybe sometimes you tell yourself you're not good enough, haven't achieved enough, that no-one loves you... and it's all your fault. Well, if you work through the exercise in this video enough times, your answer will be a 100% sincere, "Yes, I love myself, utterly and completely." Whatever you don't like about yourself, you probably have lots of reasons to justify it. Say you feel you are inadequate, maybe you are at work one day and your boss says he wants you to take on a new project... but you know you don't have the skills or experience to achieve it... you draw the conclusion that you are inadequate. Then the next day you meet someone you like in a bar... but that person is SO awesome, you figure they'd never be interested in you... so again, you draw the conclusion that you are inadequate. It would make sense... everywhere in life you see evidence to support the idea that you are inadequate... so that is the way you feel about yourself. Well here's what I hope you'll realise after working through this video. The FEELING comes first... and then it alters the way you look at the world. If you want to know more about this idea, look for my article "The Key to Self-Acceptance", that will explain the theory a bit more. Right now, I'll try and demonstrate this idea, by showing you where that feeling comes from.

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