When you say something you later regret or you make a mistake, do you go into churn mode—where you turn it over and over in your mind and hammer yourself along the way? I do. Or, as a recovering churner, I will say I used to. So this advice is for me and you.
Forgive yourself. Then let it go.
As you let it go, promise yourself that you’ll bathe yourself in the same kind of compassion that you so easily lavish on others. And remember that self-compassion goes a long way. It helps us:
– Love ourselves—flaws and all.
– Know that we’re all works in progress—and not just any work. You are a marvelous masterpiece in the making.
– Practice softening our eyes and the rest of our bodies, so we can see ourselves as God sees us.
– Know that life-long learning doesn’t have to cost of anything more than a look in the mirror.
– Be on purpose so we can choose differently next time around.
Pass It On!