“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
This is a quote that has resonated with me since the first time that I read The Perks of Being a Wallflower. We are our biggest critics, and often don’t realize how truly beautiful and incredible we are. We have a hard time accepting the love and encouragement that our family, friends and loved ones offer, since we don’t see ourselves clearly; our sights are consumed by what we deem to be “flaws.” We settle for second best, since we don’t feel that we are deserving of anything better. This applies not only to relationships, but also jobs, the way that we perceive the world, and the way that we see ourselves. Loving others comes much more easily than loving ourselves, but both are equally important. We need to rid ourselves of the feelings of inadequacy and worthlessness and embrace our whole being – flaws and all – as something that is beautiful, valuable, good enough for anything, and worthy of being loved.
What are some quotes that resonated with you lately?