Learning to love and respect yourself isn’t something that you decide to do one day. It’s a daily practice. Self-acceptance requires patience and practice and maybe even managing those great expectations you have for yourself while holding onto your standards.
Expectations can sometimes get in the way of lessons and joy found in unexpected experiences.
-George Leonard, Poet/Philosopher and the granddaddy of the consciousness movement.
To be unaware of our irrationality and
derangement of our own thoughts
is what keeps us stuck.
Read More: The Three Levels of Self-Awareness by Mark Manson
An argument for loving and accepting yourself . . .
When we refuse to accept ourselves as we are, then we return to the constant need for numbing and distraction. And we will similarly be unable to accept others the way they are, so we will look for ways to manipulate them, change them, or convince them to be a person they are not. Our relationships will become transactional, conditional, and ultimately toxic and fail.
Go deeper into learning about how to better handle adversity in your life. Read his book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.
Leif is an artist and Creative Director. His work explores themes of connectedness, the relevance of nature and the psychedelic experience. By utilizing these subjects he attempts to inspire the viewer into a realignment with themselves and their surroundings.