Acceptance of Ourselves

Acceptance

Thought for today:

Acceptance is the fifth and last stage of the “five stages of grief*”.  Having gone through denial, anger, bargaining and depression over our debts, it is a welcome relief to be able to see a blue sky again!

A member shares:

“When I accept myself as I am, and accept my net worth as whatever it is, I become comfortable in my skin and grounded in love.  Problems seem to lose their dominance, replaced with an atmosphere of peace with glimpses of loving kindness and generosity.

“I have a long way to go, but I know that I am not alone.  The love of the fellowship has given me a new ability to love myself!”

Ask:

Am I doing something loving for myself today?

Meditation for today:

It is a paradox that self-love brings out love in others.  When we are comfortable being who we are in any moment – that is to say human, with frailties – we begin to allow others to experience relief from pretense and competition.

Affirmation for today:

“I accept who I am.”

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