It fueled destructive patterns that I would create to attain these things in order to please those whom I felt negatively judged by.
What I learned about myself – and not only about myself but about you, whomever you are reading this – the incredible, liberating truth – is that I am, we are, perfect, right now, just the way we are. We need not perform to attain love or acceptance. These things are not purchasable – they are only received and given, and felt.
Love and accept YOU – in all your “good,” your “bad,” and your otherwise. You need not be different for anyone but your own self, should you decide to be so.