Attitude Impacts Attaining Self-Acceptance

Attitude Impacts Attaining Self-Acceptance

How our attitude impacts attaining self-acceptance.
Belonging and acceptance is a primal need that is common to all of us; From the moment we are born we are seeking this from the environment which begins with our parents and extended family and as we develop and grow expands to include school, peers, church and other social groups. From the very beginning of our lives when we don’t get acceptance and attention we begin to adopt negative beliefs about ourselves. We give up parts of ourselves so that we can be acceptable to others and to avoid the pain of rejection. These negative beliefs become our filter of how we experience the world and we not only misinterpret communication from others but also prevent ourselves from being our authentic selves. Over time our beliefs, emotional responses and behaviours are so deeply entrenched in our neural pathways that they become who we are.