We spend way to much time belittling ourselves. We are not good enough, thin enough, smart enough, pretty enough, talented enough, nor are we lovable enough. Oh my gosh we so need to stop this negative self-talk and treat ourselves with huge doses of self- LOVE. We are enough!
Another try at layering and I must say I really love this one. The writing in the background, the pinks, blues and purples are my favorite combination.
Shame needs to be tamed and to do that we need to talk about it – own our story. You have to be courageous and shoot straight from the heart by speaking the truth. Share is saying ‘you are bad’ instead of saying ‘I did something bad’. We need to make a note of this difference and stop the negative self-talk.
To Practice Gratitude – now this is not new to me for I have been keeping a gratitude journal for years now. It is true when you go through looking for things to be grateful for you draw those things into your life. Even when we are having a crappy day we can find a few things that we can be grateful for. I am so glad I make this a daily practice along with meditation. Keeps the insanity at bay!
The last step in this process of week four was to find “Comfort Wisdom”. What can I do to help stop the numbing process.That doesn’t mean I can’t have that glass of wine – it means I have it because I want it not because I am using it to numb. Recognizing the ‘why’ puts a whole knew spin on things. It is not something we do once and move on, it is a lifetime game plan to bring more joy, meaning and purpose into my life. JUST DO IT.
As an adult I reflect on how that feeling of not belonging has lingered on just way too long ….. I am not that scared little girl any more. I am not what happened to me – I am who I chose to be. I have set the intention to talk to me in a loving, kind manner. After all I am so worthy of good self talk.