Accept yourself as you are now, whatever its noticeable mistakes. Try not to continually feel that you are somehow inferior to others or that you are pierced with shortcomings and defects. If monkeys spent their time wishing they were tiger, or cats spent their time wishing they were cows, then they would live totally useless and dis-harmonized lives. But animals live in accordance with the way that they have made for. They have their unique role to perform in their life and they do it and because of this, they live in harmony.
Man should also live a harmonized, tuned in life, but unfortunately this is rarely the case. Man can never accept himself and his faults, and in a way this is a good thing for it motivates him to overcome his seeming limitations and elevate himself to the higher realms of understanding and bliss. But generally the lack of self-acceptance is too overwhelming; it totally grinds a person into an overburdened state of worry and dissatisfaction, which leads to a life that is lived at a very low level compared to the possible potential. There should be more self-acceptance combined with the need to improve oneself. There should be aspiration for self-improvement.
The inability to accept oneself is a fundamental cause of disease. Lack of self-acceptance results not only in mental disturbances, but also physical ailments. Mental dissatisfaction leads to a reflection and manifestation in the physical body.
Every person has some desires. These are natural, they are part of man's innate nature. Without desire there would be no motivating force in life, children would not be produced and so forth. Yet many moralistic codes say that desire is bad. How can this be so? How can such natural feelings as desire be bad?
A person feels sexual desires, but because society says it is wrong and sinful, that person becomes very unhappy and suppresses his desires. This mental suppression eventually expresses itself in disruption of the physical body, especially in the form of malfunctioning of the sexual organs. So accept your desires; they are perfectly natural. Don't listen to narrow-minded moralistic codes.
Every person is fit to tread the yogic path
An important step in yoga is to accept your nature as much as you are able. Your purpose for wanting to do yoga is not important; your religion or non -religion is not important; and your lifestyle is also not important. The main thing is that you have started to practice yoga with a degree of sincerity. Your nature is unimportant; all faults are unimportant. Your present personality is the starting point. Yoga and daily life experiences will be the means to refine your being and eventually bring equilibrium.
Accept your nature, whether it is 'bad' or 'good'. Don't feel guilt. Accept your character for what it is: a product of circumstances. Acceptance will lead to acceptance of others. Don't suppress thoughts, whatever their nature. Accept that there are wild characters and desires within you and eventually these disturbing characters will drop away. Let the hidden aspects of your subconscious mind rise to the surface. Don't fight them and don't be ashamed of them. Let them arise and face them. The aim of man should be to find his natural role in life and stick to it. This is the basis of the spiritual path.
Accept your faults, but with awareness. This is the way to find your dharma. This is the way to harmonize your life and eventually transcend all faults and personality problems.Hari AUM