Self-Acceptance: Sitting with yourself

Mariam Seme
2 min readOct 2, 2023

Self-acceptance is understanding the reality of oneself and knowing who you are, in every aspect, yet desiring improvement for yourself.

Lately, It’s been hard to find oneself or should I say, “Know oneself”. The feeling where you are doing so much yet you don’t understand what exactly you are doing. Questions like, What am I doing? Why am I doing this? Am I enjoying this? Is this for me? I could go on and on because I have been there, I am there.

Understanding the way self-acceptance works requires you to sit with yourself and ask yourself these questions. Let it flow, you are talking to yourself, and that’s one person you don’t lie to. Be sincere with yourself, breathe, write it down, and read it, now you have your answer.

And on days when you sit with yourself and still can’t find the answers, I want you to know that you are not alone. There are times when I feel like that, but then, it’s not every time you like to talk to people right? Same thing with your mind, it’s not every time it communicates with you. You will have to try again. In a different environment, way, or setting.

True self-acceptance shows up at that moment when you realize that you need to stop being your enemy. By lying to yourself, you are your enemy.

Self-esteem means we value who we are and we see ourselves as valuable regardless of any areas we want to change. Self-acceptance is the ability to embrace all aspects of ourselves; not only the more “positive, esteem-able” parts, but every part.

Self-acceptance is the key to having positive self-esteem and mastering confidence. It is also important to grow and succeed in all aspects of our lives. To do that, we need to accept ourselves, what we see in the mirror, the reflection of our minds and body.

Self-acceptance is so important, it’s you touching reality and working with it to attain your goals, understand yourself, know what you want, improve yourself, and live.

Everyone is unique and deserving of self-acceptance. Being kind and compassionate towards yourself is the way to build confidence. It doesn’t matter what anyone else says or has said. You are worthy. The main thing that matters is that you provide that love to yourself.

Are you ready to sit with yourself? To understand who you are, all that you are.

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Mariam Seme

I love to write about lifestyle and self-development. What is life without improvement. Welcome to my space 🥂🫶🏽