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Every part of this quote spoke to me. We are such self judgemental beings, it's hard to let go and really truly love ourselves with past BS following us around.
My past has followed me around for as long as I can remember, it's dragged me down and has even haunted me at times. It's made me feel as though I didn't deserve more success, love and happiness. I'm letting go of the guilt, self judgement and moving towards forgiveness and self acceptance. •°•°
Here is just a small piece from
The Path to Unconditional Self-Acceptance
How do you fully accept yourself when you don't know how? (Great article, worth a read)
Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
"To become more self-accepting, we must start by telling ourselves (repeatedly and-- hopefully--with ever-increasing conviction) that given all of our negatively biased self-referencing beliefs, we've done the best we possibly could. In this light, we need to re-examine residual feelings of guilt, as well as our many self-criticisms and put-downs. We must ask ourselves specifically what it is we don't accept about ourselves and, as agents of our own healing, bring compassion and understanding to each aspect of self-rejection or -denial. By doing so, we can begin to dissolve exaggerated feelings of guilt and shame based on standards that simply didn't mirror what could realistically be expected of us at the time.
To take ourselves off the hook and gradually evolve to a state of unconditional self-acceptance, it's crucial that we adopt an attitude of "self-pardon" for our transgressions (whether actual or perceived). In the end, we may even come to realize that there's nothing to forgive. For regardless of what we may have concluded earlier, we were, in a sense, always innocent--doing the best we could, given (1) what was innate (or hard-wired) in us, (2) how compelling our needs (and feelings) were at the time, and (3) what, back then, we believed about ourselves."
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