“Accept your dark side, understanding it will help you to move with the light. Knowing both sides of our souls, helps us all to move forward in life and to understand that, perfection doesn’t exist.”
― Martin R. Lemieux
Everyone who has known me for more than a handful of years seems to have a strange understanding of who I have become. They have a special way of acknowledging the progress I have made in my life and what a ball of mess I have evolved from. I feel blessed to have these people in my life and a sense of comfort resonates within my soul. I was never one to blend in with everyone else, and have always managed to march to the beat of my own drum, but when you have family and friends who say “that’s just her” and it comes from a place of acceptance and love, this truly makes me the happiest person in the galaxy.
I have had a slew of individuals who have tried to change who I am as a person and many of these people did so not from a malicious place, but from a place to please their own perception of who I needed to be for them. This is a feat that will never be conquered, not only with me, but from any person they try to accomplish this with. You must accept people for who they are, and if that person isn’t how you like them to be, than it is discernible that your inner journey is not complete.
The only person you can change is yourself and in this self acknowledgment you will learn many parts of yourself that you fancy, and possibly have an epiphany that there are aspects of yourself that you would like to change for the better. One must never go through their life fatiguing themselves for other people. One must always live according to their own standards and allow the universal laws to attract to them people who live at a similar vibration. This is the flip side of the coin of self-development; what you want and what you need to do.