Back to Blog Feed

Accepting Me

Do you ever find yourself in front of the mirror and suddenly think, I am amazing! Okay, in all fairness we have set this as an intention for 2021, to see ourselves as perfectly imperfect. When we look in the mirror lately, we smile at our reflection and acknowledge our greatness. Doing this is premeditated and hardly vain or narcissistic. In yoga, classes are concluded with Namaste, which means, the divine in me salutes and honors the divine within you.

The divine, wow, if only we always acknowledged our divine self, there would be little to no doubt about whether or not we are worthy, the assurance would be implied.

"You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don't know it, all of that doesn't even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of your life wasted, is a moment of your life thrown away. It's not like you have forever, so don't waste any of your seconds, don't throw even one of your moments away."
-C. JoyBell C.

You might be struggling at this very moment and your mind may feel like it can't quite wrap itself around this idea. Like, what, me divine, me worthy, nope, you've got it all wrong Team SG! All wrong! First, we aren't wrong, no matter who you are, what you have done, what your past is, you are worthy. Second, we believe people are worthy, period. Everyone deserves to see themselves in the mirror and say, "you are alright, you try, you fail, you get up again and that is amazing. I am worthy."

"One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself."
-Shannon L. Alder

Coming to like yourself and in time, love yourself, doesn't happen in a vacuum. Your environment matters. You cannot surround yourself with people who constantly put themselves or others down. You must choose to surround yourself with people who love and support you, not because you are a certain size, have a certain amount of money and hangout in the correct social circles, but because they generally love and care about you.

"It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being."
-John Joseph Powell

Actions you can incorporate into your life to work on self acceptance:

Look into the mirror and compliment something about yourself.
I have beautiful eyes
My skin is glowing
This body got me through ______
That dimple is adorable

If visually you are hitting a wall, stick to attributes.
I am strong
I am kind
I don't give up
I care

Journal about both the negative and positive thoughts you are having about yourself, either in a journal or on the site. Often when you see in writing the thoughts you have about yourself it becomes glaringly obvious that we have to do better, because if we can't love ourselves, who will?

"We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves."
-Malcolm X

Loving ourselves and seeing our incredible worth isn't something that comes naturally to most of us and no wonder! We are constantly bombarded with social media posts, magazines, ads and headlines shouting for us to be thinner, sexier, more masculine, man up, be more feminine….

We are told that trans bodies are unworthy when that is so incredibly far from the truth! We are told that women should have hourglass figures that are often achieved through plastic surgery, but Trans Woman are "choosing elective surgery" when they wish to affirm their gender. No wonder we are all so confused and choose loathing ourselves over loving ourselves!

So today let's make a collective choice, to choose love over hate, joy over sadness, to see ourselves as divine instead of lacking and above all, WORTHY!

"As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are - what others say is irrelevant."
-Nic Sheff

Namaste to all of you beautiful souls.
-Team SG

“I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions.”
-Zora Neale Hurston

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Additional calls will also be forwarded and returned by one of our treatment partners below.

Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by one of our treatment partners, a paid advertiser on

  • ARK Behavioral Health

All calls are private and confidential.

Login or Register

You are visiting Support Groups as an anonymous user.

Please consider joining our community and gain access to additional features by

registering or logging into your account