To manage our mental health well, we should accept ourselves with all our complications and individuality.
Assessing self and others is natural. But when self-assessment turns too negative, we can be our own worst enemy. For true wellbeing, we need to find a balance of self-acceptance and self-accountability.
Can we overcome our own neediness? Can we escape our fear of rejection and failure? Absolutely. But it may take a change of thinking.
‘I can’t help it’ can sometimes be, how shall we say it, a bit of a ‘cop out’. There is, perhaps, always some way in which we can act wisely.
Are you frustrated with finances, career, relationships, bodily appearance? These are the ‘fabulous four’ frustrations that preoccupy the modern mind. It doesn’t have to be like that.
We can achieve s temporary sense of peace and meaning by conforming to our society, and by setting goals. But we can find far deeper peace and meaning by working on acceptance and understanding.