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Thursday, October 23, 2014

transformations - speak to yourself with kindness

Yesterday I did something which I considered dumb. No, this is one of the few times I won't share it with you. But, what I will share with you is how I felt and how I spoke to myself. 



It was as if the clouds were suddenly descending on me, filling my inside spaces with anger towards myself, and the first thing I said to myself was, "how could you be so dumb".

I felt myself tense up, I felt sick, and that is when I asked myself if I would say this to someone else who made the same mistake. The answer was no. I would tell them it's okay, because we all make mistakes and this is how we learn. 

So I vowed to pay attention to the things I say to myself. I will speak to myself with kindness. I will show myself the same respect that I show others. I will look for that little patch of blue shining from the clouds, and I will focus on that.

Let's all vow to speak to ourselves with kindness, to tell ourselves that we are proud of what we do every day.  



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9 comments:

  1. Laura, I have called myself a Dumb Arse...many times. :):) I know we should take a big breathe and let if out slowly....then relax...but boy some times you just want to slam things. You are just human. Forgive yourself. xoxo,Susie
    p.s. I can't always leave comments, but I try.

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    1. But, you definitely aren't a "Dumb Arse". You are a wonderful person, sweet friend :)

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  2. This is so true! I am harder on myself then anyone else. I KNOW I need to be kinder to me and give myself a break. Great words my friend.
    hugs,
    Linda

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    1. So much of it is habit, Linda. We need to replace it with a new habit of being kind to ourselves. :)

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  3. oh my gosh, I have been there, too many times, thank you thank you for reminding us,

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  4. Life tends to be (very) scary at times; I think these are the times we question ourselves and allow ourselves to feel inadequate. We often are very hard on ourselves at these times in life. I turn to the Lord and simply put my trust in Him.
    Be kind and trust. Blessings dear. Catherine

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  5. you're absolutely right. we tend to beat ourselves up so readily when it comes to mistakes - just made or those from years ago.

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  6. "This is how we learn." Well said. Hug B

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