Beauty you see in me is a reflection of you.
‘A façade.’ To accept oneself is to be at peace with all aspects of our being. Unconditional self-acceptance might seem to be impossible and not easy to attain. Once it is achieved we feel at peace with ourselves and the world and more relaxed. We all are imperfect, permanently, and inevitably flawed. Do you accept yourself? Many of us tend to have trouble doing so. It’s never a default or an automatic state that’s why. Can you look in the mirror and truly accept the unique, wonderful work-in-progress person staring back at you? All our self-rating and judgments, may we turn them to forgiveness and compassion. For all our actions, if we seek to understand, we realize we did the best we could and that’s us, not a façade. May God grant us the serenity to accept the things we can’t change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference.