Thoughts provoked from discussion

Claire and I were having a discussion today about acceptance and making judgement about people, which is something we all try not to do but it is hard. And i remembered this quote that i had seen or read somewhere by Audre Lorde.

It is not our differences that divide us.
It is our inability to recognise, accept, and celebrate those differences.

And again on my travels today and in conversations it is clear that we are often our own worst enemies. We may be willing to see others and not judge or criticise but we more often than not are unable to give ourselves the same acceptance. Why is that ? Are we not as able or worthy of that acceptance? The same acceptance we are willing to try and give to others.

Are we so prejudiced against ourselves?
Is now the time, that we take time to think about what we want and how we can go about getting that self-respect and acceptance of the self?

Prejudice is sinful.
All blood flows red.
And the most harmful and foolish kind of prejudice is prejudice against yourself.
Every women is your sister and every women needs her sisters.
So try to give other women the courtesy of your compassion,respect and forgiveness.
Love yourself - despite and because - of your flaws.

Jewell Parker Rhodes

How can we support each other? What is needed out there to support us to love and respect ourselves.
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