…ss of guided introspection to examine the reasons why I did the things that I now judge so harshly. As it turns out, every single thing that I’ve ever said, or done, or believed was necessary for my physical and psychological survival, and this insight or discovery opened the doors to self-forgiveness within me.
Thank you so much for this. I’ve experienced the type of temporary benefits of affirmations that you describe so perfectly, only to go back to feeling worse once the “effects” wear off.
This acceptance of every experience being necessary to make me who I become makes perfect sense.