Let this be an invitation an experiment for us. Do you say critical or condemning things to yourself in your own head? Do you do this with others, as in there are people you think are wrong for being who they are and doing what they do? Yes, we probably all do this.
Today's experiment is this: How about we turn it around, just for today? How about saying more kind things to ourselves in our own heads? How about acknowledging how capable we are, how we are doing a good job being us right now? How about loving ourselves more?
And how about thinking of 3 things about others on something that we like about them, of someone we criticise in our heads or with our words.
By praising others in our own minds and praising ourselves, affirming our essential worthiness and lovability, we will shift worlds. We will shift how we show up and how others show up. A new aspect of them and a new aspect of us can come to the table.
What ways will being kind and praising myself allow a new me to be experienced? What ways can I praise myself? Thoughts? Acts of kindness? Words I speak to me? Words I write down?
Likewise, what thoughts can I think about another that I have not thought before. What can I like about somebody? Maybe there are some rascals in our experience.. and if we find some things to praise about them in our own heads, how might it change our experience?
The third thing to do is to praise others, to tell them good things about them. Use their name and say, "What I like about you is _____ and ____ and ___. I really like how you _______. I love how your essence is loving to others, playful, hard working, honest, organized, inspiring.... Thanks for being a contribution in my life. Thank you for being my friend. I love you."
That is a script to give you ideas. Of course it comes naturally for everyone to share praise. Will you think, say, or write a message that is praise today?
The focus, to nourish the seeds that we have planted in the miracle field, our hearts, for a most majestic and delicious life, is to pour on the praise. Everybody loves it and start with yourself!
Praise in your thoughts to yourself.
Praise in your thoughts to others.
Praise in your words to another.
Praise in your words to yourself.
See what happens.
Wishing you a magical day with wonderful surprises!
Let's raise each other up instead of tearing each other down.