On one of my main pages, Beautiful Souls, I write about the importance of acknowledging each other and a few ways how I acknowledge my blogging/writing- neighbors. However, it is equally important to acknowledge yourself. During my C.A.R.E. Program I have participants reflect themselves by asking questions regarding various areas of their life, but also by questions to help figure out, if a person is acknowledging him/herself enough.
Being authentic comes not naturally for all of us and one of the reasons is due to passed-on belief-systems. Society has a big influence and choosing your own values and beliefs, stand up for your own truth can be difficult. In addition, lots of our neighbors tend to believe it is egotistical to take good care of yourself, put your own needs before the needs of others.
As a caregiver I learned it is one of the most important tasks to do, being kind towards myself and thus taking good care of myself. When I am not feeling well, mentally or physically, I can’t give my best to my neighbors-in-need.
At the same time, I also believe it is not wrong at all to use another goal to improve your own well-being. Especially if you happen to be in a dark place and you can’t seem to find your way back to the light. Taking care of a pet, volunteer at a cause to help other Beautiful Souls, water the plants for your neighbors during their holiday are examples of activities that could help feel better about yourself.
You don’t like your past, or the old you? The best revenge is to start taking care of yourself and acknowledge the Beautiful Soul you are.
You don’t like yourself now? You could start acknowledging yourself by taking care of yourself anyway.
Whether you are in a dark place, or in a joyful place, regardless your situation and environment, we are never done learning, improving and better ourselves. However, not matter what,
we are all born Beautiful Souls!
At least acknowledge that fact 😉