Rule Number 4 of Acupuncture is Accept yourself
This is all about love for yourself if that is to ambitious for you well then simply accept yourself. We are not trying to be new agey, we are not trying to be like hippies we just want to accept that change and striving for perfection is a normal human trait. When you accept yourself you accept all the bad things and all the good things in equal amounts. It doesn’t mean to say that you have to be happy with these things but you just have to accept that some part of you is going to be a lazy study and then some part of you is going to be exceptional in their studies. And then what you have to do is initially build on this acceptance. If you start beating yourself up well then you will go into an area of over whelm where studying and taking on information becomes more and more difficult.
Remember as humans we are pretty much complex, we come loaded with desires, anguish, sins, pettiness, mistakes, ill temper, rudeness, deviations, hesitations, repetitions, poor habits that is what makes us so wonderful so accepting that not one of us can be perfect but if you start with who you are you have a choice and strive to become better than you are. Acupuncture will allow you to awaken and become more aware and prepare yourself to do the right thing. Remember in some of the days you are going to make it and it will fall into place and others are going to fall short and that is ok. If you beat yourself up again then you are failing except that you will fail from time to time and that you are human. It can be hard but as part of becoming an Acupuncturist is learning the rules of Acupuncture. So Stop picking faults with yourself, Stop giving yourself a hard time, Accept you are who you are and you are doing the best that you can with the information that you have been given at this point in time. So I would say give yourself a pat on the back and keep moving forward as we said before.