Updated: Mar 10, 2021
One of the common threads that I see when treating people is how hard they can be on themselves.
I once saw a statistic that said we have between 12,000 and 16,000 thoughts a day and around 80% are negative and repetitive. It seems like so much of the negativity is directed towards our internal world. Our inadequacy egos hold a great power over us fueled by our own thoughts. With the current limit on socialization, we can be even more susceptible to taking the bait presented to us by our monkey minds.
If we hope to empower others, we first need to center ourselves within a place of empowerment.
With this on my mind, I pulled a Power Thought card from Louise Hay which was very fitting:
“Loving others is easy, when I love and accept myself.” (front)
“My heart is open. I allow my love to flow freely. I love myself. I love others and others love me.” (back)
On top of that, someone recently shared an ancient prayer with me:
On your inhale: Be Loved.
On your exhale: Beloved.
For me, this prayer illustrates that our internal world radiates outward to our external world and others. Meditation teachers Krishnaji and Preethaji say that we are always either choosing a beautiful or a suffering state of mind. Note that we have a choice.
Choose to be aware of your thoughts.
Choose to be kind to yourself and radiate from an open heart.