“Allow yourself to give yourself a comforting thought,” said Deepak Chopra in the Oprah meditation today.
I’m re-listening to the Manifesting True Success 21-day meditation, since it was so dense and rich (pun intended). Day 5 is about the “Successful Mind,” and how we can beat ourselves up and punish ourselves so badly for our own perceived failures.
To echo yesterday’s blog, what growth is there in that? What newness of thought? What inspiration comes from the same well-worn habits of mind?
If I begin to note the thoughts I have throughout the day about myself and about others, how kind are they? I want in myself and in my partner the quality of kindness; I’ve written it repeatedly on the list of things I want to attract, in a romance or a friend. But when I pause, I note that there’s a litany of thoughts that are less than supportive, kind, and loving. They’re not scathing and awful (all the time), but they are limiting and diminishing. These thoughts do steal my oomph.
So, if I allow myself the gift of a comforting thought, I will get the benefit of holding that thought along with the unknown, unintended benefits of oomph as well.
What joy is there to be had when the thoughts begin to turn?
*Short blog post today. Relationship come-to-jesus conversations dominate the morning time; not bad, just … hard. Xo,m.