Self talk = Self Love
Last night I was talking with a friend and I was saying horrible things about myself!
Really it was one statement in particular that I heard myself say…a total put down of myself! It was quite a rude awakening!
The fact that it jolted me “awake” I am grateful for. I’m not going to repeat the statement I made about myself, either in print or out loud, but I’ll tell you what, I would never ever say it to a friend or a stranger, and I never even think those kinds of thoughts about other people! So why was I being so critical of myself?!
I can give you all kinds of reasons and excuses…but those would be more lies. Like the lies I was telling myself, about myself, last night.
The truth is…we are all amazing human beings, and anything less than that is a lie. I am amazing. You are amazing. We are all amazing. (Some of us may need more healing than others...but that's a whole other subject.) We are all amazing with such beautiful unique qualities, and amazing stories, and we all deserve praise and compliments for just getting up in the morning and giving it another shot. Not to mention all the little things we do everyday. We deserve so much more than most of us recognize we do!
Awareness is key. Recognize! Recognize all the good you do every single day and give yourself credit for it.
There's no reason to be hard on yourself. There is absolutely no reason. Lighten up and give yourself a break! :-)
I started walking a few miles every morning, and I've noticed something, been reminded of something.
I’ve observed myself slow down and feel a bit weaker if my thoughts are critical (of myself or someone/something else) and I feel stronger and walk faster when my thoughts are positive and complimenting myself or someone/something else. When I play around with this and experiment with it, it's amazing how quickly the changes happen!
(This is explained fully in one of my all time favorite booklets: The Aloha Spirit a.k.a. The Little Pink Booklet of Aloha…get yours free here:
So, who is this inner critic that's so harsh on me? I don't know and I don't care to be honest. I'm not going to pay her any attention. I’m simply going to switch to complimenting myself as much as I possibly can. All I care about is loving myself more and I know that will enable me to love others more as well.
Like I always say; everything comes down to increasing self love. Tell yourself, constantly and consistently how amazing you are!
The thoughts runnning through our heads, 24 hours a day, is ALL self talk (read the booklet) and a huge factor in our lives. It can bring us down or lift us up. Make them good ones.
And thoughts DO become things.
It can be a little awkward feeling at first, but it's worth getting comfortable with.
I’ve often talked positively, out loud, to myself as I'm driving my car, and very soon after, usually upon arriving at my destination, will having amazing encounters and experiences. I just love when that happens...it's very magical feeling.
The part that feels awkward is from some age old teaching about how “boasting” about ourselves is wrong. It always makes me wonder…did anyone really want us to rip ourselves apart?!! I think not.
The idea of being your own best friend is one I've always loved, and it's important. We are with ourselves 24 hours a day our whole lives.
Give yourself a pat on the back or a hug…and for Gods sake…talk nice about yourself to yourself…you deserve that!
Yep...It’s Up To You!