You are not worthless. As a human being who walks this earth, you are inherently worthy —worthy of love and kindness, worthy of compassion and forgiveness, worthy of respect and acceptance, and worthy of being happy. You exist and therefore you’re important and you matter. You have just as much worth as every other human being on the planet. So why do you see yourself as an exception? What about you is so awful and intrinsically wrong that would warrant having no worth?
Whatever qualities you possess, mistakes you’ve made, or things you’ve done that you feel make you worthless, try to imagine that someone you love and care about made those same mistakes and had those same qualities. Would you judge them as harshly as you judge yourself? If they had the same things about them that you see in yourself as inherently bad, would you think they’re worthless too? Chances are, you wouldn’t. You would recognize that the people you love are more than their mistakes and you wouldn’t allow the things they’ve done in the past to discount their worth. So why do you hold yourself to a different standard?
Despite what you feel, you are not an exception. You deserve the same kindness and compassion and forgiveness you would give to someone you love. No one is perfect. We all makes mistakes and mess up and hurt the people we love. But that doesn’t make us inadequate or worthless — it makes us human. You’re doing the best you can each day to cope and survive, and that’s all you can ask of yourself. It’s enough, and so are you.
- Daniell Koepke
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About The Movement:
My name is Daniell, and I am the creator of the Internal Acceptance Movement (I. A.M.)
Need support? Have a question?
The Internal Acceptance Movement is an online space that advocates self-acceptance, healthy body image, recovery from self-destructive behaviors and addictions, and the acceptance of all people, regardless of what they look like, who they identify as, what they have been through, and where they come from. I. A.M. is a space that offers support to those battling their inner demons and strength to continue fighting when all hope seems to be gone.
I. A.M. represents the idea that as human beings, we aren't defined by anything external, such as our weight, appearance, body shape, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, clothing choices, income, occupation, or background. But that instead, it's our internal qualities--our character and attitude, our passions and dreams, our soul and spirit, our heart and capacity to love, our goals and morals, and the way in which we treat others--that are truly self defining.
Whether you're battling an eating disorder, self-harm, alcoholism, drug addiction, depression, PTSD, low self-esteem, anxiety, self-hating thoughts, poor body image, or any other mental health condition or self-destructive behavior, I. A.M. exists to remind you that you are NOT alone in how you feel or what you're going through; that it's okay to not be okay, and that you don't have to face this pain alone; that things can and will get better; that healing and recovery are possible; that there is nothing wrong with who you are; the who you are is enough; and that you are deserving of happiness, love, and acceptance, always.
I'm here if you need me: whether it's support, someone to vent to, a question, or you just want to say hi--know that this is a safe place and that you aren't alone. If I don't respond immediately, know that I'm not ignoring you. I will message you back at my earliest convenience. If you have an emergency or feel that you want to hurt yourself, please, please call 911. I'm not a therapist or a mental health professional of any kind. If you're in danger, you need to ask for help from people who can adequately support you. Sending you love: Daniell
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