In life we’re often told there’s something ‘wrong’ with us that needs fixing. We need to fix our anxiety, our weight, our self-belief, our compassion, our relationships, our mental health …
On and on until we find it difficult to name a part of ourselves that is completely fine as it is and we realise most of our head space is occupied by thoughts of trying to be better, trying to be worthy, trying to be good.
Recently, however, I’ve come across a few things that have challenged this idea, and introduced me to the idea of:
- What if we all decided we weren’t broken?
- What if we stopped trying to fix ourselves altogether and just accepted ourselves as we are?
How would we feel in life? What would that look like? Would we stop achieving? Would we be happier? Would we feel more content, or would we feel like we were wasting our potential?
In this episode Brooke and I talk through both sides of the idea of broken-ness, and how we manage the tension between acceptance … and the desire to strive, improve and achieve.
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