If somebody doesn't like me, it doesn't bother me the least bit. I'm happy. I'm blessed
Hey! How's everyone? It has been two months since the last time I blogged. I went through high and lows but I have some great news for you. My condition has improved a lot since my last blogpost so I am about to lessen the dosage of my medication and from a monthly therapy session down to therapy sessions every six weeks. My doctor is very proud and I pray that my condition will continue to improve.
Here's a very interesting topic that I want to discuss -- Acceptance. It has always been the first step to everything: the first step to move on, healing and moving forward. It took me at least a year before I accepted my whole situation. I tried my best to identify all the triggers and resolve them little by little. One step at the time on the path to recovery.
Acceptance is such a hard concept to grasp. It is easier said than done, but is crucial to moving on with our lives. Here are some points that I'd like to share that I felt helped me understand better the concept of acceptance.
You can never please everyone
Learn to identify which are the ones who makes you a better individual and slowly learn to accept that there are people who do not care about you. There will always be people who love you unconditionally, and there will always be people who will never like you whatever you do. Accept this fact quicker and you will find yourself with more energy to love those who really matter to you.
You always have to remember that you are wonderfully made
Just like me, many question their self-worth and beauty constantly. Many will belittle us and put us down. Do not listen to these. These are only signs of insecurities more than it being facts. Beauty is subjective and it is in the eye of the beholder. If you feel like you're being rejected, don't feel bad. There would always be people who will appreciate you for you are and how beautiful you are. And appreciation should begin with us. The more we love ourselves, the easier we are to be appreciated.
Also, don't put down other people if it's just to cover up your own insecurities. You will never get over your own insecurities by putting others down. The only way to get over your insecurities is to accept your own flaws, and find your total person to be beautiful however you are.
You are brave and strong
Be brave to accept. Being brave is not about being free from fears. It is about facing your fears head on. I have a fear of rejection for quite some time now but learning to accept and face this made me feel better. Now, I can move forward better as I continue my journey. Even though I fear my uncertain future, I face it with an open mind and a strong heart understanding that I will not be alone in this journey to recovery.
I know this is just a test of faith and you will surpass this. Let me end this blog with one of my favorite bible verses:
"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well" - Psalm 139:14
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