Practice Makes Progress
We are so hard on ourselves. Is there anyone in your life whom you treat with the same expectations? We allow nit-picky, critical thoughts and archived thoughts from long ago run roughshod over our self-image and we suffer. We let our idea of success, achievement or perfection become a barrier between us and a meaningful life. What stands between us and enjoying life's "as-is"ness? Our own thinking and nothing more.
In the words of Leonard Cohen,
Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That's how the light gets in
This week, soften the barrier just a little with some self-love. When you press play you'll hear the incomparable Louise Hay describe her simple and transformational mirror work. Try talking to yourself as though you're one of your own children. Try, "I'm so proud of you! Look how far you've come!"