Whether or not I accept myself is not something that I give any consideration to until it comes up in meetings and in literature like JFT 11 for example. I know that accepting myself is important because when I do, it makes it easier for me to accept others instead of judging them. The program helps me to remember that people dress, talk, eat, work, drive and walk differently than me and that it is absolutely fine and absolutely not for me to concern myself with. I need to stay focused on maintaining and improving my emotional health through the program. Only when I'm doing that can I also be following Step 11 and improving my conscious contact with HP, paying only for knowledge of his will and the power to carry that out.