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Loving Yourself: Be Kind To Your Mind

Friday, February 08, 2013

It's okay to be upset.

It's okay to be angry.

It's okay to feel stuck.

It's okay to feel confused.

It's okay to feel lonely.

It's okay to feel hurt.

It's okay to cry.

It's okay not to be okay.

Above all, be kind to yourself, and refuse to let negative feelings trigger you into waging war on yourself.

"Self-hatred is only hating your own thoughts. Don't hate yourself for having the thoughts. Gently change your thoughts." ~ Louise Hay

We need to accept that life will not always conform to our expectations, and neither will we. Whatever emotions we feel that trigger the thoughts we have should be looked at as an observer from an objective, neutral viewpoint. Believe me, I know this is easier said than done. Only then can we begin to analyze, learn, and heal.

It's going to take some time, and that's okay, too. It will be okay . . . all of it.

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  • SAMI199
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    Turning up the volume on positive thoughts!


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    It is work like working on staying health it is forever work it takes small goal wisdom and friends along the path thank you friend
    "don't believe everything you think." Byron Katie
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    I love Louise Hay. As you said it, being able to observe our thoughts from a "neutral" spot helps, because it prevents the emotional reaction to them.
    As long as we are in this world, we don't stop learning.
    Have a great weekend Sharon!

    1928 days ago
    You know, one of the most empowering things I've learned over the years is that there are soooooo many thoughts that go through our brains each minute. Two choices exist: act on the thought or dismiss it. The choice is ours. So, when we have those negative thoughts, it takes practice to learn how to dismiss it and replace it with a positive thought. As you say, not easy.

    I know for me, so often I was told "You'll never be able to do (fill in the blank) for whatever the reason (fill in the blank.)" As I have gotten older that is the fuel I need to DO it, ACCOMPLISH it!

    As a young nursing student I actually had a conselor who told me I should give up nursing and move on because I'd never pass Chemistry. Hmmm... oh really now!

    At the end of my first semester, I got an "A" in my organic chemistry class. I went there, showed her the grade and said, "I'm going to be a great nurse." She had absolutely no reply, but she sure never told me that again! As a matter of "necessity" I made it a point to go to her with my "A" in inorganic chemistry as well! AND I showed her my diploma when I graduated!

    As a matter of fact, we ended up being friends. IN 1985 I earned my Masters Degree in Public Health Administration and I made a copy of it and mailed it to her!

    My point? Negative comments made to us can be used as fuel to move forward. Just like a frown is a smile turned upside down!

    GREAT blog. HUGS
    1928 days ago
    Great as always!
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    Louise Hay is a phenomenal woman and worth quoting! Sometimes when I feel like I can't turn my ship around, I look at her (she's in her late 80's now, I think) and know it's not too late to have the life that I want!!! Thanks for posting this.
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    This blog sure helped me feel ok. emoticon
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  • L*I*T*A*
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    True that!!
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