Popular Aussie celebrity Grant Denyer has opened up about some of his personal struggles in an honest and revealing Instagram post.
The 44-year-old TV presenter posted a picture of himself meditating, explaining that it was helping him deal with his lack of self-acceptance.
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“Defs no expert at this but I’m always open to new ideas on how to feel/do better. Or even ancient ones for that matter,” the candid post began.
“Meditation isn’t easy for me but it certainly does chill me out more.
“I really suffer from a racing mind that makes a hell of a lot of noise.
“My self talk can get pretty savage, I beat myself up, worry about the future, hang on to regrets about the past and get bogged down in fear.
“Fear of failure, fear of not being liked, not being good enough.
“Generally a busy mind that makes it hard to be present for those around me.
“Sometimes it’s hard to enjoy the moment with all that mental distraction.”
Denyer went on to describe himself as a “work in progress” who was still grappling with acute perfectionism.
“With stuff like mediation or self improvement I don’t aim for perfection, just progress,” he revealed.
“That is enough.
“And I go backwards plenty too.
“This is not meant to be a preach or a ‘look at how balanced I am’ – it’s an ‘I’m flawed, I have many weaknesses, I struggle.’
“And I hear you, if you do too.”
The post drew hundreds of likes and comments from fans and followers, including some fellow celebs.
“Absolutely loved this post and you,” Chrissie Swan wrote.
“Love this mate,” comedian Dave Hughes added.
One fan added: “Intuition tells me that you’re witty, caring, resilient, generous and I personally love your posts.”
“Grant, you are always loved and always enough, you are a beautiful human,” another follower added.
“You’re working on yourself and doing the right thing, meditation is very calming. Very proud of you.”
“Thank you for showing up and showing everyone your vulnerability,” another said.
“Like some of us, a busy mind is near impossible to calm and we’re not the ones in the spotlight either, so thank you.
“Keeping doing what you’re doing, you’re awesome.”
Denyer has opened up on some of his emotional struggles in the past.
During the recent season of Dancing With The Stars, which he won, he told the judges that he had spent his life “being a smiley television host that pretends everything is OK … That is not real life.”
“It’s OK to struggle,” he said, visibly emotional after dancing to the song Don’t Give Up.
“It’s OK to hurt.
“It’s OK to reach rock bottom because you can come out of it, you can climb out of it with a bit of love and a little bit of help, and that was the case for me.”
He later said his performance on Dancing With The Stars had been a “healing” process after periods of darkness in his life.
“I feel a lot of healing here done tonight. That’s probably why it’s so emotional,” he told host Sonia Kruger.
“I know it’s just a dance and dance maybe isn’t important but it’s important to me and this was important to me, and I feel like I can kind of close that chapter with a little bit of love and forgiveness.”
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