Accept Who You Are

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This year‘s mission is to learn a new behavior. It’s called ACCEPT WHO YOU ARE.

For some of us, this can be frightening. What would happen if we felt what we felt, said what we wanted, became firm about our beliefs, and valued what we needed?

What would happen if we let go of our camouflage of adaptation, what would happen if we owned our power to be ourselves?

Would people still like us? Would they go away? Would they become angry?

There comes a time when we become willing and ready to take that risk.

To continue growing, and living with ourselves, we realize we must liberate ourselves. It becomes time to stop allowing ourselves to be so controlled by others and their expectations and be true to ourselves – regardless of the reaction of others.

Before long we begin to understand some people may go away, but the relationships would have ended anyway. Some people stay and love and respect us more for taking the risk of being who we are. We begin to achieve intimacy in relationships that actually work.

We discover that who we are has always been good enough. It is who we were intended to be.

After an amazing weekend hanging with my people, I’m reminded more than ever to own my power TO BE MYSELF 💕

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Taken from ‘The Language or Letting Go’ by Melody Beattie