Did you say kind things? Were you patient? Did you praise yourself? Did you treat yourself like the you would others? Were you empathetic to yourself? Were you your number one fan?
Funny how we can be so unkind to ourselves and hurtful, and yet, shudder at thought of speaking in that way to other people.
If we let go of the story, the ego, the self-image, then there is nothing to measure against, nothing to be unkind to ourselves about. Comparison to our self-image allows for a feeling of not being good enough and therefore a need to be unkind with the voice within.
Always start with being kind to ourselves, every day.
Just stop, for a moment, right now, and realise how much of what we do on a daily basis is based on our mind’s imaginary projections of what other people think of us and how we imagine they judge us.
It subconsciously affects so much of what we do, say, eat, how we dress, the car we drive, the job we do, our house, and the list goes on. Our ego is so affected by this imaginary mind-construct of other people and their view of us.
Amazingly, nearly 8 billion people are constantly thinking about what others think of them.
What if we stopped imagining or caring about what others think about us?
How would that change our actions? What would we do differently?
The moment we become conscious of this is actually the moment we are in this present moment, it is how we break the association with our mind-streams and endless thoughts of how we are judged.
Consciousness breaks the chain of thought, it allows us to realise what others think doesn’t matter and it allows us to realise that we are who we are. We can accept ourselves and others too.
It could change your life forever and it’s a choice we can make right now.