Those who struggle with accepting others, begin with an inability to accept themselves.

Nova Namastè

When I was a child, I was told I’ll never know who I am.

That lie escaped the heart of a woman, battered and callused from her own pain.

I didn’t understand this vicious cycle, then; but, I see it now.

For this reason, I’m bringing you this lesson.

When we begin with ourselves, we change how we see the rest of the world.

When we face our own insecurities, we’ll face the truth AND the lie. We’ll distinguish their difference. We’ll choose the truth or the lie.

When we decide truth, we decide based on loyalty to our truth. It’s, then, that we see that confidence in others. It’s then, that we seek people who hold that confidence. It’s, then, that we can accept those who may not see it.

It’s then, that we continue down a road of strength and positivity, self growth and grace. It’s a path of discovery, healthy and safe circumstances that teach us, guide us, but still challenge us.

What we see within ourselves is our reality. It’s how we understand the world.

Unfortunately, all too often, the vicious cycle of anger and pain infects our childhood. The adults around us don’t fix themselves. They don’t face their issues. They don’t accept themselves. They probably don’t even know themselves.

In the decades, and centuries before, no one acknowledged Mental Health as “a thing”. How healthy the mind was, wasn’t even conceptualized. Imagine the damage as a result of that lie.

What I’m trying to say is this, right now, I’m going to try and break that cycle for all of us.

I’m telling you, you’re special. You’re lovable. You’re gifted. You’re smart. You’re loved. You’re beautiful. You’re worthy of the greatest things. You’re deserving of greatness. You’re teachable and adaptive. You’re trustworthy and inspiring. You’re capable and able.

You choose:

The truth or the lie.

With Love & Light

Nova Namastè

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