Self acceptance and well-being
Jul 16, 2020
Self acceptance leads to better emotional,
physical and spiritual well being.
Srini Pillay, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, has shared when we feel negatively about ourselves, the regions in our brain regulating emotions, have been identified as having less grey matter. This has impact on our emotional regulation.
Self -acceptance, thinking positively about ourselves, supports better emotional regulation. Our physical health can also suffer as it is recognised those with less self-acceptance are more likely to be anxious, thereby increasing awareness in feeling the physical symptoms of chronic illnesses.
When we accept ourselves benefits are:
We feel more at peace.
We feel happier.
This improves our spiritual wellness as we are connected to Spirit.
We no longer search outside of ourselves for acceptance and the doors are open to allow more love into our lives.
The more we accept ourselves, the more we begin to accept others, reflecting our ability to recognise the spirit in others.
We are more present for others when they are in distress.
All of these benefits have a rippling effect of inspiring others to then also accept who they are and begin their process of self compassion and self acceptance.
It becomes a reciprocal relationship of spiritual innate healing.
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD