It’s 8 am and I’m sitting at my computer in my pj’s. I haven’t had the chance to really read and appreciate the comments from yesterday, so that is what I am going to do next, but I wanted to touch base with you before the weekend. We had a really nice day yesterday and yet at the end of the day, I found myself thinking of some of the ways that I hadn’t changed.
When I caught this, instead of letting the self-criticism go on, I really focused my mind and “forced it” to think of examples of how I was changing and becoming more like the woman who I want to be. As I focused here for a while, I started to feel appreciation for all of me.
I am really ready to step out of old, worn out patterns of thought and behaviour, so when I see myself acting in old ways, my first response is discouragement, which is often followed by the thought, “I thought you were better than this. You haven’t changed at all.” …but this too is an old thought. It’s time to leave the negative past, and those left-over thoughts will (in time) diminish too, if I don’t keep feeding them with my energy and attention.
How about taking this weekend to love all of you; your body, your mind, your emotions and your thoughts. Just accept and love them and see how “they” respond to this onslaught of acceptance!
“The most powerful tool for changing energy is subtle action. Feeling and sending love…is subtle action. Even a brief exposure to love creates new brain responses.” (from a talk by Deepak Chopra) the link to the full article is below http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Subtle-Action-A-Powerful-Tool-for-Energy-Change