Friday, March 14, 2008

The importance of self-acceptance

It's so important to accept ourselves and to find a way to make friends with the parts of ourselves we tend to want to reject. Marion Woodman puts it this way:

I am remembering, gathering together the prodigal parts of myself and welcoming them home.
Welcoming the parts of ourselves we have previously sent into exile does not mean indulging them or letting them be in charge. It does mean not getting in a contest with them. It means integrating them into the totality of our being without letting them turn destructive.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Ellie. This goes along with a conversation I had with a dear friend as we walked this morning.


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