I’ve dedicated the last several episodes to a critical concept for lasting change. So often we staunchly refuse to accept ourselves as we because if we did accept our imperfect selves, wouldn’t we just sit on the couch eating the proverbial bon-bons while our brains turned into oatmeal?
Puppies, kittens and children prove us wrong on this one. Somehow, inspite of their serious and pervasive imperfections (which require a great deal of cleaning up I might add) we love them. We love them silly, and we even spend silly amounts of money on them. We want the best for them, and whenever we possibly can, we give it to them.
And as we love their imperfect selves, as we accept them as they are (uncontrolled bowels and all) they thrive and grow. They change at alarming rates. They learn, they teach, they LIVE.
What if you saw yourself as you see your favorite child or pet? What if when you looked at yourself in the mirror, instead of seeing your imperfections, you saw your beautiful soul? How would that change the way you treat yourself?
So there you have it. If you accept yourself as you are, you may not end up as soft and cuddly as Winston (pictured above), but you will thrive, and grow, and change, guaranteed.