My last article on how to accept yourself, no matter what struck a chord for many people, even those who’ve been working on themselves for years.
Why is that? I believe we live in a wounding culture, in which a child’s basic needs for love, connection, and affirmation often go unmet leading. This can lead to a lack of self-acceptance that remains even as an adult.
As a young girl, I remember picking the petals off a flower one-by-one while saying to myself, “They love me. They love me not.” I fantasized about being kidnapped or falling ill, hoping a catastropic event would make my parents take notice of me. Most of the time, I felt isolated, in my own little world.