You may like to take a moment to do the following exercise that can bring greater awareness and insight of your inner mindscape. It can be very helpful to write down your answers in a journal. Let the wisdom from within flow onto paper.
Stop and ask your beautiful self the following.
“In which way(s) do I attack myself?”
(Examples might include self-judgement, self-doubt, guilt, ignoring your personal needs etc.).
Notice what comes up. Be specific. You might think that some types of attack on yourself are small and some bigger. However, all self-attack is the same and is not helpful nor true.
Next, forgive yourself. You may like to place a hand on your radiant heart as you state, “I forgive you your name. I AM perfect, whole, innocent and complete. I AM perfect just the way that I AM. There is nothing wrong with me. I AM perfect love, perfect peace. That is what I AM. That is my true nature. My true essence, now and forever.” Wrap your arms around yourself and give yourself a big, warm, loving hug! Your whole being loves this.
You are never separate from Source/Presence/Peace/Love/Joy/the true Self. Each moment, we have the choice what we choose to believe about ourselves and our true nature. With thoughts that arise, we can choose which thoughts to listen to and those not to. Noticing them with unconditional love and self-compassion. We can be so gentle and nurturing with ourselves.
Now ask yourself the following.
“In what ways can I be more loving with myself?”
Perhaps hearing and listening more deeply to your inner needs and following the inner wisdom, guidance, and solutions that arises from presence, the stillness within. Or encouraging yourself throughout the day… Write down your answers.
We can extend this love, compassion, and forgiveness that we have given ourselves to those we have attacked in our minds by holding onto grievances. We can choose inner peace, peace of mind. As we liberate ourselves, by making a shift at the level of the mind, we liberate all. When we no longer attack ourselves, judgements/resentment/ grievances of others and the world fall away naturally on their own and are replaced with compassion. Love leads to more love.
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