Originally Posted by iDreamCatcher
Acceptance is not a solution, it's a consequence of a solution. Person with low self-esteem cannot make sudden jump from misery to acceptance. The gap is too big.
It's like staying on the shore and saying to the drowning man that he needs to realize that he is an infinite being and there is no death.
Exactly, but the solution isn't to repeat affirmations to oneself to defeat the self loathing. The source of the confusion is in these habitual thoughts in the first place. New habitual thoughts isn't the answer.
It's to see that all of this is mental. The solution is beyond the mind. Almost everyone needs to hit rock bottom and to have a mentor that has already travelled the path. Master - disciple, but a true Master, not someone merely with a great idea.