Self acceptance. Did I miss the boat?

From Brene Brown via Pinterest and Brainy Quote.

I struggle with all the self care, self acceptance, and self love hoopla.

Maybe it was the way that I was brought up.

I never saw all the holes in my boat, until I started looking deeper into this subject.

Belonging is something that I cultivate within my family, and my gal pals, and my group at the yoga studio. I’ve been very welcomed at my job, but I hold myself a bit apart. It begs the question: what haven’t I accepted in myself?

There is still a part of me that expects rejection. I expect people not to show up, to cancel, beg off, make excuses. It’s a big part of my job. I support clients at their convenience, not mine. I support the firm. Their schedule is above mine.

It might just be easier to believe people won’t show up, cancel, or reject me so that I won’t be too disappointed when it happens? The search for why is ongoing.

Why do I still believe that I’m not enough? Can that ever change?

6 thoughts on “Self acceptance. Did I miss the boat?

  1. Maybe self-acceptance of who we are – just as we are – right where we are – takes time… The world feeds us lies that we readily accept as truth. It takes ongoing alertness to catch our negative thoughts and remind ourselves of the truth that we really are loved and lovable…having something unique and special to offer. Just a thought from a fellow sojourner ;).

  2. Experience is the best teacher on this. I found the lack of management consistency in almost every workplace makes it harder foe employees to gain or retain much confidence in ability to do the job

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