Tag Archive | self-acceptance

Do Not Try

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. What you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. ~Ajahn Chah This message seems to be coming at me from many different directions lately. I’ve been […]

Inner Beauty

Yesterday, as our family was getting ready to head out to run some errands, I decided to try on a dress that I hadn’t worn for a few years. I’m working on decluttering our home, and part of that is getting rid of any clothes that I can’t wear at my current size. In the […]

We hide our flaws hoping that someone will love us for who we aren’t. ~Anya Phenix

Looking Within

For the majority of my life I was a fundamentalist Christian, because of this I still find myself looking externally to find meaning and direction in my life. I was taught that I am unworthy, imperfect, filled with sin, and that I must look to God and the Bible in order to find truth. My […]

Fear and Love

I am frightened by the power I feel when I am angry. I know that I have the potential to do tremendous harm – emotionally, spiritually, and physically – if I were to harness the power available to me. For this reason, I have made it a priority to learn how to control my anger. […]

This is not just who I am, it’s who I want to be.

Understanding Dreams

I think it’s so interesting how after I’ve had a vivid dream it usually takes a while before I really understand the meaning of it. I mean, there’s always an immediate obvious meaning. But I’ve found that if I let it sit for a bit, not really thinking about it, eventually a deeper meaning will […]

Reflections

What if you never saw your reflection? If you only knew what you looked like from your own first-person perspective (think first-person shooter video games), how would that change your life? In this modern world, we grow up knowing what we look like because we have mirrors and photographs. Now imagine the world of the […]

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