What does self-acceptance have to do with confidence?
The short answer: Everything!
The detailed answer: If you do not accept yourself, you cannot accept anyone or anything else – including love, wealth, success, fame, fortune, freedom, happiness, peace of mind, or enlightenment – because you feel unworthy of having them.
When you feel unworthy of having what you want, your ego-mind generates procrastination, overwhelm, over-doing, over-giving, and other forms of self-sabotage. These behaviors block love, money, and other good things in life. Your ego-mind wants to protect you from the burden of blessings you believe you don't deserve.
Why is that?
In terms of Science/Energy: How you do anything is how you do everything. If you withhold anything from yourself, such as love or esteem, you unconsciously influence others (even the Universe itself) to withhold love and approval from you because they follow your lead.
In terms of Spirit/Consciousness: What you do to one, you do to all – because we are all One. If you cannot accept your Self, what can you accept?
If you are at war with your Self, how will you ever create the peace that Love and Money need to take root and blossom in your life?
If I accept myself as I am, won’t that take away my motivation to improve myself, my income, my love life, or anything else?
In fact, you cannot change anything until you accept it. Until the moment of acceptance, you are fighting yourself or the situation you wish to change - which keeps you locked in the problem.
By contrast, acceptance lifts you above the problem so you can find a solution.
For instance, if you want to release excess weight, as long as you tell yourself “I’m so fat!” you’re effectively cementing fat molecules to your hips by affirming your fatness.
Enlightened self-acceptance sounds like: “I feel too heavy. I want to slim down. What is one thing I can do today to start making that happen?”
As soon as you ask the question, answers will start coming to you. You are free to reject the answers and ask for new ones or to accept one or two suggestions and start acting upon them.
I think I have high self-esteem, but I’m still not seeing anywhere near as much love or money in my life as I would like. What’s up with that?
Maybe you don’t have as much self-esteem as you think you do.
Or perhaps you intellectually accept yourself, while withholding acceptance on the emotional or unconscious level: you think you accept yourself while you feel unworthy of acceptance.
This creates inner conflict, which undercuts your efforts to manifest love and money because your heart or feelings generate 60 times more energy than your brain or thoughts (per HeartMath Institute findings).
How I can tell if I have less self-esteem than I think?
Here are some tip-offs:
If it’s true that how you do anything is how you do everything, each of these examples indicates the presence of an unconscious pattern of rejecting yourself.
It is impossible to close your heart against yourself and open it up to love, money, or success. It doesn’t work that way. A stone wall keeps out everything, both good and bad.
When you accept yourself, you open to accepting your good ... to accepting love ... wealth ... even accepting the answer to your prayers.
Okay, let’s say I’m recognizing myself in some of these examples. What can I do?
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