Empowerment Reflection Exercise -Accept Yourself So That You May Accept Others
Seek to be in unity with the world around you. Create the desire to live in harmony with the people in your life. The empowerment process of peace begins inside you.
“When I am unhappy with myself, I am unable to accept others. Like a dark cloud, rejection blocks me from seeing others with objectivity. I accept myself so that I may accept others.”
Come to terms with your imperfections. You may not be perfect, but you have the will power necessary to improve the things that need improving and to forgive yourself for the things I cannot change.
When you are gracious and forgiving of yourself, you are able to do it for others. Instead of being your own worst critic, picking apart everything about yourself, become the biggest cheerleader of “you” that there is – that is empowerment. Look in the mirror everyday and affirm,
“I love the person I see in the mirror!”
Perfection is not a necessity of life; happiness is. Choose to be happy with who you are rather than reject yourself over things that have no value. Happiness is empowerment and that releases you from the pursuit of perfection.
“Accepting myself prevents me from placing my own flaws on others. Self-acceptance is like a ray of sunshine that evaporates the fog that prohibits me from seeing the good in others.”
Loving yourself allows you to cleanse the lens through which you view the world. This empowerment enables you to seek the positive in every situation because you have confidence in yourself. Negativity and criticism have evaporated with the fog and are now no longer a part of you
“Today, I choose to shine my light and dissipate the clouds of negativity. By celebrating who I am, I empower myself to love others.”
Take Action Now:
Empowerment Reflection Questions:
1. Why is it important for me to be my biggest cheerleader?
2. How does self-acceptance empower me?
3. How can I cleanse the lens through which I view others?