After watching the World Pulse Live event this morning, the portion of the discussion around negative self-talk resonated with me. The offering I share is in support of self-security.
When we are cool with who we are and what we have: rich, poor, job, car, partnered or not- whatever. Self-security comes from not being held captive by our external circumstances.
Our internal vibe also plays a role. More often than not, we vacillate between feeling bad because of this or that, wishing for a different past, and wondering what other people are thinking.
The diagram above is an example of distracting thoughts that"ping" around in our minds and cause self-doubt.
The suggestion here is not to slap on a pair of rose colored glasses and “walk it off”. Not the intended message. It’s about building the practice of just being okay with how you think and feel about you, your situation, whatever that is – in this moment, in this lifetime.
The following quote bysimplereminders.comfully captures the sentiment of this message.
“You are being called to heal yourself, not to agonize over mistakes, quit over thinking, this is what surrendering really means, don’t focus on your problems and don’t obsess about “fixing things”. Avoid forcing “positive thinking”. These thoughts can be psychological irritants. Just leave yourself alone! When you pick at things, they never heal. Simply relax and give yourself some time.”
Self-Security, like anything else in life worth doing, takes practice, and pays of ten-fold.
Your Relentless Advocate, Della