Day 112: Kind Beliefs
“A moment of self-compassion can change your day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.” – Christopher K. Germer
We have all heard a version of “you get what you give.” Whatever energy, kindness, quality and time we give, we will receive in return. It is also true when applied to the self. What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us. If we think negative thoughts and those thoughts turn into our beliefs, we will see ourselves as unworthy, not attractive, not something enough. If we think positive thoughts and create beliefs which are loving, supportive and kind, we will be loving, accepting and kind. We will thrive as the beautiful, perfect and magnificent creatures that we were meant to be.
We must look within and learn to love every part of who we are and what we do. We must also love what we see on the outside. We need to learn to love and accept our bodies, our ears, our noses, even our toes or whatever parts are difficult to love. We need to learn to approve and accept rather than criticize and wish we were different somehow. Everyday and all day long, repeat: “I love and approve of myself.” Especially in front of a mirror, but also when we have a pause in thought. The goal is to say it as many times a day as we can until we believe it through and through. Not only does it force us to be in the present moment and to accept ourselves as we are, but it also becomes difficult to self criticize if we are loving and accepting of ourselves.
Once we have figured out how to be self-loving, self-kind, self-accepting, we will be experts at being loving, kind and accepting of all others, all strangers, and all creatures that make up this beautiful world.
With Love and Kindness,
Photo Courtesy of FreeImages.com and The Very Kind Beth McDonald