06 August 2010
How Do You Talk To Yourself?
A few years ago I caught myself being quite unkind to myself in my self-talk, the things I was telling myself about me. Two of my sweetest, most soft-hearted friends came to my mind and I imagined myself saying those same things to them. They would've been crushed, broken-hearted and wounded.
I felt sick and sad, thinking of hurting them. I would never, ever say those things to anyone important to me. Ever. Never ever. If I talked that way to my friends I would certainly have no friends at all! So ought I be saying them to myself? Did that mean that I don't consider myself of value or important? What was I doing? How was this helpful or beneficial to me? What kind of friend was I being to myself?
At that moment, things changed for me forever. I realized that I never want to treat anyone like I was treating myself. And I should never treat myself that way. I should be as kind to myself as I am to everyone else. When you look in the mirror, please, please be as lovely to you as you are to everyone around you.