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Acceptance without Understanding™ and the connection to I Am Enough (Brene Brown)


When I use the basis of lived experiences to talk about applying Acceptance without Understanding™ , they are not all my experiences, they are also not all LGBT+ related.


This week I was struck by the connection between Brene Brown’s Ted talk on I am enough and this approach to acceptance without understanding. Specifically, through coaching others, I found a connection between the first idea of being enough and my idea of acceptance without understanding.


If you are not enough for yourself how can you accept yourself!


Let me explain.


A mother of 4 young human beings didn’t feel she was a good mother at times. She also didn’t like herself.


If you look in the mirror every day and don’t like whom you see you will never be enough for anyone else. Only when you start to live the truth of being enough for yourself can you accept yourself. When you accept yourself you can be enough for others such as children.


I find the same in women who lack the same life experience through the years that I have. They don’t feel they deserve their success in life, love and Career. Many times just a single aspect but not uncommon to have a few buckets that play into their feelings.


I am fortunate to know and have met so many intelligent, savvy, and successful women. Yet teaching acceptance without understanding starts with I am Enough.

I haven’t found a single person who isn’t enough, and deserving of all they worked hard to achieve in life.


If you accept you're enough, so will others without having to understand.


Con Amor Y Abrazos de Colombia, Cynthia

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