As children we never really take the time to think about ourselves, for some of us we’re too busy trying to find acceptance by those around us. Self-acceptance comes from learning to appreciate who we are, rather than concentrating on outward appearances.
Learning to appreciate who we are also helps with self-esteem. Society should play its part in helping us understand what being beautiful really means and encouraging us to look within ourselves first. Beauty really does start from within. What we portray on the inside, is much more important than what people see on the outside.
Now for the science bit
Our thoughts come from two parts of the brain. Our long-term thoughts and memories, good or bad memories are stored in the subconscious part of the brain. Our everyday thoughts (our doing thoughts) come from the conscious part of the brain.
As the years roll by, we begin to experience conflict because the subconscious part of the brain doesn’t know how to correspond with the conscious (thinking) part, so we end up dealing with two many negative issues from past situations. When the two parts of the brain begin to think the same way, self-acceptance becomes easier.
Affirmations help reinforce positivity by working with our subconscious thinking. Of course, becoming more positive will have have a knock on effect on how we feel about ourselves and self-acceptance is part of that.
Self-acceptance teaches us how to fit into our lives, on our own terms.