Self Belief. Self Acceptance. Self Love.
Mushing them all together for one final post for this week's topic.
I think they are actually rather well connected. In order to have self love, you need to have self acceptance. In order to have self acceptance, you need to have self belief. Links in the chain of Self. All the topics this week weave together a rather complex chain in which we build our lives upon - some more successfully than others, but all seven concepts are within each of us. Sometimes they are buried rather deep, below layers of other self stuff (hatred, loathing, pity, etc) but they are still there. It's our job to uncover them. Yes, it can take a village, as no one should have to endure the process alone. But I've been told it's a worth while journey to take, no matter how bumpy the road.
I'm taking baby steps, every few weeks, just a tiny bit closer to self love. Along the way, of course, belief and acceptance hitch a ride, making the journey rocky and long. But I'm finally starting to think that I might be worth it. It's not been easy, accepting all that I've dealt with, knowing I can do nothing to change the past and make things better. I can only accept what has happened, and believe that I am worth more than repeating the same patterns. I have to find the belief somewhere, buried way deep inside, that I am worthy of love. Cause no one deserves a life without love. Not even me.