Tuesday, March 20, 2012
How often do you judge yourself? How often do you criticize yourself? How often do you think “I should have done this or that”? If you inquire deeply, what do you think about this pattern of yours? Is there some notion that you ought to judge yourself, to justify not being good enough and needing to be better. If it were possible to set aside the judgements what would you have to feel? Maybe this is something you don’t want to face. However, maybe there would be benefit in facing the feelings such as worthlessness that could arise. By facing them, you can let them go and recognize the truth inside you – that you really are good enough, and you have the freedom to live fully.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
What do you believe about yourself? Beliefs about ourselves govern what we do in our life. Do you believe that you are not confident? Then you will act as if you are not confident, and you won’t feel confident. Do you believe that you are old? Think what this word means to you. You will act like this, and your body and mind will become old. Do you believe that you aren’t good enough. Well, you will behave as if you aren’t good enough. Do you believe that others don’t listen to you? Believing this means that this is what will happen. Beliefs about ourselves are very powerful things that run our lives and limit our freedom. Often we don’t realize they are there because they are so deep.