A note about self-acceptance…

Today I want to share with you something that we often talk about with my clients, and when reading something recently, it struck me because to me it makes a lot of sense:

You must accept yourself before any change can occur – your decision to accept yourself is an act of self-compassion.

It may seem counterintuitive, but first, I accept myself to give way to change.

The moment I become aware that there are things I don’t like about myself and that I want to change them, I do the inner work to know where they come from.

And I realise that perhaps I have created an image of myself that no longer serves me for what I wish to create… I accept this for what it is. It’s not anyone’s fault.

It may be that I have created an interpretation of a certain situation, which was useful to me at the time. To protect me. This is part of me, and although I want to change, I cannot reject it.

Once I see it, I can recognise that there is an unconscious attachment to that idea.

Do you see it?

And then I observe it. I perceive it, and I assume it, to be able to take action, to allow and create the change that I want to create in myself.

In order to let go, I first accept it. I accept myself.

Not only does this sum up this exciting journey of change, but it also reminded me of my own process.

I have been working on myself for several years now and making many changes in my life. Not because I didn’t like who I was, but quite the opposite. Because I have reconnected with who I am, and by accepting myself, I have decided to make changes that benefit me, fulfill me, and satisfy me.

Self-acceptance does not mean resigning yourself or victimizing yourself.

It means making yourself aware, giving you what you need in order to transform yourself – or return to your essence, as I see it.

As my namesake, Caro Jaramillo, says in her song Abrázate: embrace everything you ever were…

Embrace everything you ever were…

Caro Jaramillo – music

Author: Carolina

I used to be a Digital Project Manager with a passion for healthy food and fitness. Now I’m a full-time healthy lifestyle advocate, on a mission to spread the word about the best medicine: healthy life habits. I am a certified Health & Nutrition Life Coach, Les Mills BODYPUMP™ Instructor, and PADI Scuba Diver; I am a sociable and positive individual, I speak three languages and this has allowed me to get to know and understand several cultures. I love learning, and I have achieved most of what I aimed in life. I value justice, empowerment, friendships and a sense of community. I don’t like enclosure, artificial things, nor melon. I enjoy life, and I take care of the planet.

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