Believe In Yourself

I wrote this many years ago when I was teaching. The paper was a bit yellow and faded, but the words are still empowering.

Stop All Criticism:  Criticism never changes anything. Refuse to criticize by accepting yourself exactly as you are. Everyone changes; when you criticize yourself, your changes are negative.  When you approve of yourself, your changes become positive.

Don’t Scare Yourself:  Stop terrorizing yourself with your thoughts; it’s a dreadful way to live.  Find a powerful mental image that gives you pleasure (mine are white daisies).

Be Gentle, Kind & Patient: Be kind to yourself as you learn new ways of treating yourself as someone you really love.

Be Kind to Your Mind:  Self-hatred is hating your own thoughts. Please don’t hate yourself for having them.  Gently let them go.

Praise Yourself:  Criticism breaks down the inner spirit – praise builds it up. Frequently praise yourself and let “self” know you support it.

Support Yourself: Reach out to friends and allow them to help you. Be strong enough to ask for help when you need it.

Be Loving to Your Negatives:  Acknowledge you created your negatives to fulfill a need. Incorporate new positive ways to fulfill your needs. Lovingly release your old negative patterns.

Take Care of Your Body:  Learn about good nutrition that fuels your body’s needs. Take a walk in the temple of nature.

Mirror Work:  Look into your eyes often. Forgive yourself for all things that need to be forgiven. Tell yourself, “I love you, I always love you.”  (Forgiving yourself can be a bit difficult, but you CAN do it.)

The above recommendations keep us in a calm state rather than a furious state. Learn to simply “be.”

Dr. Deb

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