Learning to love and accept the parts of me that I wish were different was not an easy task. It took years of practice, and lots of positive self-talk. To find peace with myself I needed awareness, devotion and willingness. We have to be open and ready to accept our 'imperfections'. We have to be willing to choose to love ourselves completely, no matter what. The parts of me that needed to change, (belief system, attitude, way of thinking, dysfunctional behaviour and patterns.) I worked hard on changing, and I'm still working on it. It takes time, perseverance, patience and lots of compassion for myself. From my strong will to change my dysfunctional programming, my world transformed. Each of us has this power within. I came to know that life is all about attitude. A great attitude can change any situation. Life is meant to flow and we are meant to fly. If we don’t like where we are in our life, we can change our experience.
My dyslexia makes it difficult for me to express myself verbally and yet I love sharing. I have no problem expressing myself on paper, because I give myself permission to make mistakes. I can spend hours on the same page and that doesn’t bother me one bit. I know my writing will be corrected eventually. I ask the Universe to send me the right information, the right circumstances and the right teachers to help me with my writing. With this knowledge I let go and trust that everything will go as planned. I don’t let whatever challenge I have to stop me. If I cannot change a situation, I learn to work with it or around it. We have the power to create whatever our heart desires, no matter what our condition or circumstance.
Self-acceptance means loving fully who we are. Truly, there is no imperfection. Everything is perfect just the way it is. If I hadn’t suffered from depression nor have dyslexia, I couldn’t speak about it today, hoping to make a difference somewhere, somehow. Life is what we make of it. We are not always responsible for the things that happen to us, but we are responsible for how we react when they do happen. We have the power to change our experience. I can shift my perception; 'I have the gift of dyslexia.' Doesn’t that sound better? I may not be the best writer, reader or speaker. I cannot let this stop me. I have something important to say. I'm doing it in my own way. My personal work is to follow my heart, and trusting that there is an audience out there for what I have to offer.
- Courageous Butterly