thoughts & ponderings
From the time we’re young, we receive conflicting feedback from the world. On one hand, we’re encouraged to pursue our dreams and do what we love, and if we’re lucky we have friends and family to tell us they love us just the way we are. On the other hand, we often feel like we aren’t good enough, we don’t measure up, or we just don’t have the qualities we want to embody.
Enter the little voice in our head that criticises us and tells us again and again that we are not enough.
We become quite unforgiving on ourselves, often for things that are entirely out of our control, and it leads us to live small, unhappy lives, eschewing any type of risk or expression of creativity in favor of doing things that make us feel “safe” and “acceptable”.
To break this cycle, we have to change the conversation we have with ourselves in our heads. It’s easy to see the negative, to be critical of our abilities, our looks, pretty much anything we can observe about ourselves. Turning your inner voice from a critic into a coach will help you to break this fear-based mental cycle so you can take action on your goals.
Taking action towards our goals is often a stumbling block, and can lead us to settle for mediocre, unsatisfying lives. Here are a few steps you can take that will begin to shift your thinking into a more positive, progress oriented mindset:
I am truth. I am love. I am divine.
YOU are all that and in being that, you are enough - you are more than enough.
© White Sage Wellbeing & contributors. 2017