Self inquiry is not for the faint of heart. It takes “guts” to look at your self or unconscious patterns. Actually when you do this it is not as bad as it seems and it is relieving to know whats confronting you. For example, today I noticed I was in a space of “self-Pity.” A wise friend once said “Pity the fear” and take your magic wand like Harry Potter and swoosh it away. It worked for me because I tend to be pretty serious about life and I needed to use my imagination more.
I am practicing not looking back at my seemingly past mistakes and regrets. This has only kept me feeling trapped and unworthy. hmmm. I wonder if this is part of the self-pity piece! We have millions of thoughts daily and the trick is not to buy into them as if they are true. The only power you have is in the moment and if you are distracted slow down, breathe and notice what is happening now!
Notice the stories you tell yourself. Stories are a waste of time and energy ~ bring your attention back to this moment. If you get caught up in the story line ~ Ask yourself “Is this the truth?” Stories are lies we tell ourselves! Observing the story line knowing it’s not true is also helpful. Never beat yourself up or try to fix it ~ remember you are not broken. If you become fearful let it move through your body. FYI: A thought cannot be fixed. Sometimes it can seemingly have emotional power over you. You can journal to get the thoughts or emotions on paper and out of your head.
You are your own Guru. You know what is best for you! My mother used to always say “What is good for you may not be good for someone else.” Trust this!
Don’t do what everyone else wants you to do.. Do what you want! Own your potential and perfection. If not now than when!