“I need to lose weight.”
“I should be a better daughter.”
“I’m not good enough.”
We often are quick to notice what may be wrong in a situation or wrong with ourselves. It seems that our minds are prone to magnify what’s wrong instead of noticing what’s good. Our self-talk too often orbits around the negative, placing a heavy weight on ourselves and those around us.
The source of this chatter most likely goes back to childhood. Sometimes it goes back generations. This week’s meditation practice is meant to help us through this mental habit not so much by thinking about positive things, but by invoking and sensing what is already good within us.
If you are feeling the weight of your neuroses (I know I definitely feel them), give yourself a little vacation this week.
Source: The Intuitive Body by Wendy Palmer