Friday, 15 May 2015


#227


Let someone love you just the way you are.....

This is what we are all working toward; loving and accepting ourselves completely, in order to allow someone else the privilege of loving us. 

This isn't always so easy, especially for women, who seem to be more critical of their attributes than most men. We pick at the scabs of our real or imagined flaws until we bleed and are still not satisfied. Others really do see the beauty in us, love and accept us, but we are still holding back, unable to believe that there is much to love. 

How can anyone else be expected to love and accept you, overlooking all your perceived imperfections, when you are unable to do it yourself?

"To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room." Marc Hack

Other people see in you something they feel is missing in themselves, and they admire you for it. Whereas, you may be focusing on whatever you find unacceptable. They don't 'see' any of what you think you see. They love you, and don't notice your imperfections, they only see someone they love. 

So, if someone has accepted you for who you are, why are you fighting it? Do you think they are blind? Do you think they are lying? That they have a hidden agenda, or merely a sexual desire? The one thing you don't seem to have thought of is: they love you, just they way you are. They don't want you to be any different, they just want you to be you. You are the light illuminating the dark room for them. Love is love, there is no explaining it, only acceptance. Let someone love you.