This may be one of the most difficult things for us to accomplish. Sometimes, we want something so bad we lose sight of our actions. What gets in the way is a need to be liked or approval from others.
True, authentic acceptance starts with how we hold ourselves in our own eyes. If we don’t see value, truth or honesty in the mirror, how can we expect others to? Feedback has a funny way of being blunt. It may be painful, yet that pain can dissipate with our awareness rising to respond to the messages we receive from others.