Former Tusker Project Fame Pianist Aaron Rimbui took to Twitter to explain how self acceptance has been a battle he fights every day.
The renowned pianist who suffered burns from gas explosion and also battled heart disease and cancer says he is still learning to love himself.
“I’ve battled low self esteem & self worth. I’m learning to love myself:to know that it’s ok to fail:my limitations aren’t an indictment:to know that I’m loved & valuable especially when I feel inadequate. Be encouraged,” said Mr Rimui in a Tweet.
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Mr Rimbui has narrated how he suffered second-degree burns from a gas explosion which followed months in hospital to reconstruct the parts of his body.
He has also previously taken to social media to explain how he battled depression, heart disease and cancer which came two years after he suffered the burn.
Had a conversation with a good friend about how stress and pressure (work, friends) is adversely affecting us.
2 years ago after a period of high octane stress and pressure I crashed and burned out leading to a mental & emotional breakdown – mild depression. I’d ignored all the warning signs … chronic fatigue, headaches, constant anxiety, irritability, gastritis, GERD, and other opportunistic bugs because my immunity was low. Years had passed without a time-out, taking care of ME.
I sort professional help. If I’d procrastinated [in reaching out and getting help] my health would have taken a major hit. I was staring at ulcers, clinical depression, heart disease and eventually cancer. I was forced to re-evaluate what’s really important.
I’m pursuing true wealth: peace, contentment, joy, good health, great relationships, self acceptance.
The pressure to be seen and be perceived a certain way that’s not in tandem with reality only leads to a dark place. There’s a heavy price to pay: well-being. ?? #Reflections #HealthIsWealth
He is also keen on encouraging people on social media:
Editor’s note: This is a repost, original post was published here on March 26