The Accepted Self: Owning and Loving every Part of You
To have self-acceptance means to unconditionally accept all parts of myself: The thoughts, feelings and actions that are great, and the thoughts, feelings and actions that are terrible. Self-acceptance doesn’t mean I like what I have done. It means I accept what I have done. What I deny and disown, I cannot change and improve. Denied and disowned aspects of myself are also liable to self-sabotage me, such as when a forty-five-year-old throws a temper tantrum like a two-year-old. To have self-acceptance requires having self-compassion. Come along and learn unconditional acceptance for the person you are.