But why was it happening to me?
I then remembered coming across a book called 'You Can Heal Your Life' by Louise Hay a few years back in a bookshop. I recalled seeing a dictionary inside the book explaining the reasons for manifesting certain physical symptoms and illnesses. So I got hold of a copy and found that my skin condition may have been related to 'small, hidden fears; anxiety; old buried guck; feeling threatened'. Louise Hay then suggested instilling new thought patterns, e.g. 'I bring peace to every corner of my life, I lovingly protect myself with thoughts of joy and peace. The past is forgiven and forgotten. I am free in this moment.' Targeting the problem in isolation didn't produce the result I desired, so I read the whole book instead. I was so glad I did because I learned from Louise Hay's research that self-acceptance is the ultimate key to a happy and fulfilling life. How can you expect others and the universe to deliver goodness to you when you feel you don't deserve anything good in your life?
Everyone in my life has something to teach me. We have a purpose in being together. (Ever feel like strangling that annoying relative/work colleague/family member/friend? I like to think that they are mirroring a part of me that I need to become aware of. It's all a learning experience. Again, be forgiving, extract the lesson and move on!).
Today, no person, place or thing can irritate or annoy me. I choose to be at peace. (This may be hard to initially comprehend but when someone irritates you, YOU allow that person to do that to you.)
No matter how old I am, I can always learn more, and I do so with confidence.
I accept others as they are, and they in turn, accept me.