Every time I come up against something I initially might not accept, when I remember this quote, I feel liberated. It could be about ourselves, or someone else or just anything in life really. For example if you don’t like yourself and you want to change either your personality or looks, sometimes you can change it by using your hate as fuel for the fire under your feet to become the person you want to be. But you will suffer and it’s unhealthy for your wellbeing, you’re bullying and oppressing yourself.
I think a much healthier way of changing yourself is taking the first step of accepting the way you currently are, the way you were born, the cards you were dealt. Become a friend to yourself, this is the liberating part, after years of self flagellation, discontentment and disappointment in yourself, you release that condemning and judging grip and replace it with love for yourself. It’s a really nice feeling, but can be hard to get.
Start small, start with 1 thing you don’t like that you do or something about your appearance and try to accept it, it is what it is, and then you can build upon that with all the other things you want to change. THEN you can move onto doing something about it and having a support network around you always helps too.
Good luck! And email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to talk more.