Acceptance of that which we do not like to see comes first.
After acceptance, after recognizing how that thing we have such a distaste for is actually inside of us, comes love.
Getting there may not be easy, yet it is the only path towards wholeness.
When we can accept the tyrant within us, the predator, the cheat, the liar and the thief within, then we can accept those around us who embody those very same qualities.
Some call it the Shadow, some the dark side, yet no matter what the label, it is all us. It is in the world because it is inside of us.
Coming to that realization takes courage, forgiveness and self-love.
It is only when we can embrace it within us, admit it, shine our light on it, and still love ourselves that we will heal it in our world.
As long as we separate ourselves from it, cut ourselves off from it, it will continue to show up and be that thorn that no one can remove. We can only remove it ourselves.
It is up to us, not anyone else, to heal this within us. No one can do it for us, they can only do it for themselves.
So let us this day love a little more, forgive a little more, support and help others a little more, not from a place of guilt but from a place of love.