LOVE AND ACCEPT YOURSELF

Just for today completely let go of all the negative thoughts you might have about who you are in this big bright world. Love and accept yourself – beautiful, complete you.

So often the standards of our culture are so exhausting to live up to. The burden of making it all happen is truly grueling especially when we couple it with the need to be close to perfect doing it. Do you find yourself completely discounting your work, your life, your body, your art upon the discovery of one flaw? This mistake, this tarnish, this thing not quite right can completely discount the beauty, the strength and the completeness of who you are. Our wholeness isn’t dependent on where we seemingly went wrong our wholeness is dependent on where the going wrong, the side step, the missed beat actually enhances our life’s course and colors our world in such a way that it makes us perfectly unique. See the gift in it if you can and keep your eye on your prize not another’s.

Sometimes I so want to be perfect like you that I miss me. Sometimes I so want to be important I miss that I am. I so want to be good I overlook how wholesome I am. I try so hard to be brave the evidence of my courage I cannot see. I want so badly to be loved that I miss the tenderness in my midst. I miss it because I was looking for something that is you not me, a perfect of sorts. Perfect love, perfect bravery, perfect importance; it’s perfectly exhausting!  Wholeness doesn’t mean perfect; wholeness means enough. You are enough, you are worthy, you are lovable, you are cherished completely. Let who you are shine, I can promise you the world sparkles more brightly with you in it just as you are.

Just for today completely let go of all the negative thoughts you might have about who you are in this big bright world. Love and accept yourself – beautiful, complete you.

Laurien Hamilton