Staircase of Acceptance
Accepting yourself is a broader topic than most people realize. Accepting yourself is rooted in general acceptance. To accept oneself you have to learn how also to embrace life and our surroundings.
The First Step in Accepting Yourself
Step 1: Embracing Your Uniqueness
Everything I teach, everything I work towards: my actions and life… can be summarized as acceptance.
It’s a powerful concept. In living to acceptance, by throwing away judgment and expectations, I have discovered that people respond in kind. They accept me for who I am, in my crazy way. So people refer to me, often in terms of me. For example, since I am leaving the job my boss said in a farewell statement to the staff:
His irreverent manner has forever infected the Olympia office with a healthy dose of, well, of Casey.
Or when my business partner uses terms like:
Well he is using Casey Logic.
I take this to mean, at least I am living as myself successfully as Casey!
In this, a few interesting things pop out.
- Everything is absolutely the same; we are all connected in life.
- Everything is separate and absolutely itself.
- All things including myself are partial reflections of each other.
- Everything I do is possible. Everything is possible except nothing at all.