Self-Acceptance- It Goes Much Deeper

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Today, we live in a world that consistently judges us. It seems that people feel they have carte blanche to point a finger at someone else and announce their flaws and weaknesses. Sadly, this seems to be the norm.

Everyone is trying to be (or look) better than the next person and lord it over them. You see it in the media, you see celebrities calling out other celebrities in the Twitterverse and you see everyday people doing it on the street, in the supermarket, workplace, and at school.

What bullies don’t realize is that in pointing a finger at someone else, they only reverse it back on themselves. Because they’ve got to be pretty darned insecure with their own life to feel the need to disparage another person.

Anytime you come at another person without provocation, it either shows that you’re trying to hide or distract attention from your own shortcomings by trying to redirect the negative attention to someone else. In short, it’s only proof of your own lack of self-acceptance.

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Self-acceptance has always been a must-have but nowadays, it’s even more essential than ever before.

This is not to say that we shouldn’t be self-aware because we should. But too much self-awareness isn’t good because, when we’re hyper-aware, we focus too much on our weaknesses and not enough on our strengths. Sadly, this is what targets of bullying are conditioned to do after so long.

There are two extremes to everything but there’s also that happy middle that we should stay in.

We must work on changing the way we see ourselves and begin loving ourselves more because only then will we be able to love others.

If you can’t accept yourself, you won’t be able to accept others either. Being a bully doesn’t score any points and it doesn’t make you feel any better in the long run. It only makes you look like an insecure little coward.

As the old saying goes, “You do you and let me do me.”

9 thoughts on “Self-Acceptance- It Goes Much Deeper

  1. This is truly a powerful message Cherie. Love this:
    We must work on changing the way we see ourselves and begin loving ourselves more because only then will we be able to love others.
    🎯
    I concur girlfriend. And also I love this:
    Being a bully doesn’t score any points and it doesn’t make you feel any better in the long run. It only makes you look like an insecure little coward. 💯

    So true! 👍🏼 What a great post for today. Love it! 💖 💘 💝

    • Thank you so much, Kym. It’s readers like you that encourage me to keep doing what I know I was called to do. Sending you lots of love, girlfriend! 😊❤🤗💐🌹

      • Cherie, you are on a roll, and no matter what, you stay encouraged and focused. 🧐 Your message resonates with those who have been bullied, those with low self-esteem as a result of it, and for those of us who have witnessed bullying in some shape or form. 👏🏼 This is your mission. This is your platform. 👍🏼Too late to turn back now girlfriend!!! 💯 LOL 🤜🏼🤛🏼

  2. 100% agree! Just recently, there was a clip on tik tok of a lovely celebrity in a dress and this guy pointed out something was supposed to be a flaw, but a lot of people find her bodytype quite beautiful. I thought “You know, he’s probably pointing the finger because he wasn’t able to ever get a lovely girl like that.” It’s the insults that come unprovoked that mean so little and really show who the person is. Self-acceptance is so key. You can tell when someone is secure when they don’t feel the need to troll or throw insults at others.

    • You’re absolutely correct, Sara. Confident and self-secure people have no need to tear people down. They lift people up instead. Unless the person is just downright diabolical evil and out to hurt as many people as possible, we shouldn’t tear them down. Thank you so much, honey. 😊❤💐🌹

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