“To be beautiful means to be yourself.
You don’t need to be accepted by others.
You need to accept yourself.” Thich Nhat Hanh
As the New Year begins,
many people make resolutions about
how they want to change and improve themselves.
And when they fall short after a few weeks,
they then blame themselves and feel bad.
What if our New Year’s resolution was
to accept ourselves completely,
and with all our imperfections?
When we decide to fully embrace who we are,
we live counter cultural and escape the addiction
of our time to impress others with creating images
of success that hide our human and true selves.
and human selves.
Let’s make 2023 a year
of “freedom to be”!