Embrace Yourself | Pinay.com
A post from the series Pinay, Shine! 15 Ways to Connect to Liwanag and Shine, at Pinay.com.
Embrace yourself. Accept and love yourself and you will shine. And accept and love others more deeply.
Begin by accepting yourself as you are, blemishes and all. Take a slow, steady breath, breath oxygen into your being, see the fresh intake of air as a gift in the moment, blessing your being.
Accept yourself the way you look… relish in your talents that you have discovered and are yet to discover… the loves you have and are yet to find… the adventures you’ve taken and are yet to take.
Acknowledge yourself in how you feel… about things, people, everyday occurrences. Appreciate the point where you are in your life’s journey. And just be okay with you.
You don’t have to perfect. Allow yourself your imperfections and yet continue to strive for improvement.
Take care of yourself. Eat well. Be healthy and make sure to maintain good physical state. Your body is the vehicle your mind and feelings dwell in and by which they get around! A body that receives good healthy food and gets exercise will also feel better than a body that receives too much junky food with sugars, salts and fats and doesn’t get enough exercise. If you physically aren’t at your best, how can you feel and act your best? So treat your body well.
There will be times people around you aren’t going to understand the journey YOU are taking. But its okay. It’s your journey. Not theirs.
The more you begin to know yourself and accept and embrace yourself, the less you will be affected by other’s opinions of you.
You may be petrified by the seeming selfishness of such a notion, but it’s an amazing thing that if you should choose to embark upon will deeply affect how you will be able to truly accept, embrace and love OTHERS in turn.
Meditate. Sit in quiet. Pray. Be silent and breath in nature. Or indoors seated and relaxed.
Be connected to your authentic self more and more and you will feel good about yourself more and more. You will shine more.
And when you feel good about yourself and sparkle people will feel good being around you too.
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Originally published Jan 18, 2014
Omehra is also known as Inday Perla, Perla Daly, BagongPinay and NewFilipina.
She has been publishing websites to empower Filipinos for 20 years. More about her art, blogs, events, publishing and organizations at BagongPinay.