“Thoughts have no power over us unless we give in to them. Thoughts are only words strung together. The have no meaning whatsoever. Only WE give meaning to them. And WE choose what sort of meaning we give to them. Let us choose to think thoughts that nourish and support us.
Part of self-acceptance is releasing other people’s opinions. If I were with you and kept telling you, “You are a purple pig, you are a purple pig.” You would either laugh at me, or get annoyed with me and think I was crazy. It would be most unlikely you would think it was true. Yet many of the things we have chosen to believe about ourselves are just as far out and untrue. To believe that your self-worth is dependent on the shape of your body is your version of believing that “You are a purple pig.”
Often what we think of as the things “wrong”’ with us are only our expressions of our own individuality. This is our uniqueness and what is special about us. Nature never repeats itself. Since time began on this planet, there have never been two snowflakes alike nor two raindrops the same. And every daisy is different from every other daisy. Our fingerprints are different, and we are different. We are meant to be different. When we can accept this, then there is no competition and no comparison. To try to be like another is to shrivel our soul. We have come to this planet to express who WE ARE.”
Louise Hay, in “You Can Heal Your Life”
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