“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” ― Joseph Campbell
True self-acceptance is the greatest gift we can give ourselves.
And yet so many of us withhold that precious gift - believing we are unworthy of it.
Instead, we carry stories of doubt, fear, and lack. Stories that say: “You’ll be worthy of love & acceptance someday.. but first you must change this, earn that, achieve this goal, fix that flaw.”
My journey to self-acceptance has been a long & winding road. But at age 34, I’m finally giving myself full permission to be exactly who I am.
I’m giving myself the freedom to go read a book in the woods on a Tuesday morning… because that’s exactly what the fuck I want to do.
Because that’s exactly who I am.
Because being our true selves is in fact the greatest act of service we can give to others.
Because playing small & carrying a story of unworthiness is not going to contribute to the world being a better place.
But being ourselves just might.
Today, give yourself permission to be exactly who you are.
Today, show up as your full self.
Today, welcome in your whole being - especially those parts usually cast aside because of some old story of unworthiness.
The world needs you - the real you.