Rebbe Nachman ztk’l teaches there should be no despair in the world at all…ever! Our spiritual work is to make every effort to make ourselves happy and be emotionally balanced. The first stage to achieving this emotional equilibrium is self-acceptance.
Accepting yourself as you are (including your strengths and weaknesses, elevations and downfalls) acknowledges that there is a G-d who created you to be perfectly imperfect. It also includes accepting that everything that happens to us is from G-d for our good. Thus, emuna is the pathway to self-acceptance.
Feel & Heal Exercise of the day:
Part of human condition is that we are here to learn to become the best that we can be. Think about how far you have come in certain areas of your life. You were created that way from the beginning in order to enable you to look back today and cherish the road you have traveled and how far you’ve come along the way.