Monday, August 20, 2012
I love to watch Oprah's Super Soul Sunday on OWN on Sundays. Yesterday one of her guests was Sarah Ban Braenach who wrote Simple Abundance and Something More. She was saying joy is our birthright, and that we should stop wounding ourselves.
Women especially, are super critical of themselves. We betray ourselves with self-loathing. She told one lady in the audience to stand naked in front of a mirror and repeat for 35 days, "Blessed am I to live in such a beautiful temple."
The lady asked, "Do I have to do it NAKED?" Ban Braenach said that she could just start from the neck up and work her way down.
I tried it today. I tried not to criticize the body parts that still need so much work. I tried to send love to that image in the mirror, and gratitude for all the activities my body allows me to do.
After saying it about 3 times, it wasn't so bad.