Look at yourself in the mirror and say to yourself, "I love you, you are wonderful just the way you are". Do this every day this week and we will discuss it next week. Any others who are feeling blocked in the areas of self-love and self-acceptance, do this as well. If you have trouble looking at yourself in the eye and saying "I love you, you are wonderful", if this causes you to laugh or causes you discomfort, you know there is a ways to go. This is an exercise designed to bring things to the surface. It's a cleansing exercise.
You must come to a point where you are ready to give up your fears for in a strange way, these fears are a comfort. So, like a child who is gradually weaned, you must learn to enjoy the solid foods of existence, the realities of love and joy and happiness. Letting go of the child's security blanket that serves no purpose.