For me, there are two distinct voices. One that continually tells me where I'm falling short. (She's a pain in the ass.)
"You'll never amount to anything...blah, blah, blah."
And one that reminds me gently how far I've come. (She's sweet and kind, sitting in a field of wildfowers and no one listens to her.)
"You're perfect just the way you are, sitting here doing nothing, just think happy thoughts."
To choose JOY today, I'm kicking the crank to the curb. And I'm letting the beautiful redhead stay in the field with the flowers.
I need a new voice. One that is ALL me. A voice that is strong, complete, honest, and kind. A voice that tells it like it is with love and inner wisdom. A centering, powerful voice that resonates in my gut, my heart, and my mind.
If you feel pulled by negativity, or aloof and floaty and stuck in unproductive positive thinking, try this:
Hold your hands out with elbows bent at your waist and imagine you are holding the grump in one hand and avoidance in the other.
Now bring your hands together over your heart.
Breathe in and LOVE these parts of yourself. Breathe with your belly. Breathe with your mind. Feel centered and strong.
Dissolve these two voices into one clear voice and note the first word that comes to mind.
This simple directive is your guide.
My word today is BOLD.
Let me know what you discover. I'd love to hear.
Peace to you all,