How do I define Acceptance? If you ask a school kid or teen acceptance begins when he/she excels among his peers. An adult in his late 20’s yearns for a secure job and a happy family to gain acceptance in this society. Our perception of acceptance differs as we move forward in life.
I have a different viewpoint. Acceptance starts within. More often than not we fall prey to the society’s perception of Acceptance. We shape our life to suit the whims and fancies of the people around us. Is it really necessary? I don’t think so. How about shaping our lives around our own strengths and weakness.
Self – Acceptance is an important virtue which lies dormant within most of us. We all have our own flaws. We make mistakes and wrong choices. But that’s what makes us unique – Fragile vulnerable human beings. Love yourself. Embrace your flaws. Be yourself. Learn to forgive yourself for the wrong choices instead of fretting over lost opportunities.
Tolerance towards your fellow beings can happen only when you are self – tolerant. Self Acceptance is often the key to inner peace. Live life on your own terms for you have only one chance to be somebody’s inspiration.