Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Being yourself

I've come across 2 references in the last day that urge self-acceptance. Be who you are. Don't try to change.

Such an interesting concept. One reference was in a meditation book by Pema Chodron. Buddhism seems to push us toward complete self acceptance. Warts, misbehaviors, maltreatment of the self and others. Still...observe...know yourself...dont be agitated.

The second reference appeared in Quiet. Yeah for introversion, shyness, sensitivity. Reclaim your power by staying true to your nature. Accept introversion. See, says the author: introverts have done incredible things.

I need to think about this. So different from the more familiar guidelines of act/change/improve.

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