I meet so many amazing and wonderful people who are so tough on themselves. So, this week’s blog looks at self-compassion, again. It’s a topic so important that it’s worth coming back to. For those of you that know the Lightning Process, you can use the LP to identify new beliefs about self-worth and love and make them stronger through stepping out the LP (see if you can get to 10 out of 10 as powerfully as possible).
Open to both LP graduates and those still yet to learn the LP is this super exercise by Deepak Chopra: http://www.chopra.com/ccl/a-checklist-to-learn-self-compassion. It’s really worth answering the questionnaire. Chopra says the following which really resonates with me and I can see it in many clients too.
“Well-loved children absorb from their parents a sense of self-worth that lasts a lifetime. Receiving mixed messages as a child is more common. These messages include the following:
- I love you as long as you love me.
- I love you as long as you are being good.
- I love you as much as you deserve.
- I love you, but don’t ask for too much or you’ll be spoiled.”
He then goes on to address how to change any negative legacies left around self-worth. It’s so good to support people to improve their self-worth and inspiring to hear the impact such improvements have on how they feel about themselves and interact with the world around them.
What positive and powerful reading in time for the weekend!