One day King came to his garden and saw withering and dying trees, bushes, and flowers.
An oak said it dies because it can’t be as high as a pine.
A pine tree was falling because it could not give grapes like a grapevine.
Meanwhile, the grapevine was dying because it couldn’t blossom like a rose.
But soon the King found a single plant, pleasing heart, bloomy and fresh.
The king asked:
-All the trees and flowers here are withering, and you are flourishing, why?
– I think it comes naturally. You have planted me because it was Your wish and Your choice. If you would like to grow oak, grapes, or rose, you would plant them. And I cannot be anything else than what I am. So I try to develop my best qualities.
Look at yourself. You can be only yourself.
It is impossible for you to become someone else.
You can enjoy life and blossom or you can wither if you do not accept yourself.
I too had similar thoughts when I was admitted to the hospital after meeting an ill-fated injury in 1994, which left me paralyzed from the waist below.
I was told my wheelchair is my new companion for the rest of my life.
Similarly, you too might be undergoing some adverse situation or some difficulties that make you feel very difficult to feel ” What is the way out”
Why did I land up in the problem?
Why are all the problems happening to me only?
When you don’t accept yourself you become more sensitive to rejection.
when you don’t accept yourself you lose faith every time you trip over any old weakness.
when you don’t accept yourself you waste time looking for love to make you complete.
when you don’t accept yourself you are living in the past.
acceptance is not a hopeless position it is the only position from which you can grow.
if you accept yourself you can accept your life, your life situation, and the world