In a recent Mindful Steps class, the inspiration for our guided meditation was self love. Louise Hay, known as one of the founders of the self-help movement, who has written many books on the subject, believes that the foundation for making positive change in our lives starts with loving ourselves more. When you think about it, feeling not good enough, can hold us back from pursuing dreams and desires, not loving and appreciating our bodies allows us to mistreat it, not giving it the nourishment, exercise and rest that it needs. Louise also believes that disease or illness is our body calling us back to love it. It’s typically not until we are sick that we take the time to truly nourish and care for ourselves.
I challenge you to practice more self love, by practicing more positive self talk. Be aware of the voice your head, and when it says something negative, such as “you can’t do that”, “you’re not good enough”, “you always make mistakes”, stop that train of thought, and switch it for something positive. For example, I’m terrible at lifting weights, could be changed to, I’m not great at lifting weights, but I’m getting better and stronger as I go, and it’s great that I’m taking the time to do something good for my body. Like meditation, and anything else that’s new, positive self talk takes practice. The more you use it, the more instinctive it will become.
Does this guided meditation peak your interest? Experience it for your self, join me for Mindful Steps: Meditative Run/Walk Class Aug 23-Sept 27, in Uxbridge, MA. Click here for details and registration.