We’ve all heard it before. What we say matters. What we think matters. What is in our heart matters. Think about it. If we constantly listen to negative rhetoric (whether internal or external), we are going to believe it and become it. On the other-hand listening to the positive (realistic) thoughts can lift us up.
Have you ever looked at someone, who only has negative things to say and wonder how or why they became that way. It did not happen over night. It was gradual, so gradual no one thought to interject. They can’t possibly be happy you think to yourself and swear you will never be that person.
Until you look in the mirror and don’t like what is reflected back. The adult acne or the shape of your body perhaps. (*that most people don’t see, because they see the true beautiful you). You tell yourself ugly lies. And soon you are the one people are looking at wondering how she become that way.
The only way I've found to keep those negative thoughts at bay is to be gentle and kind and loving (towards myself). Soon the noise in my head, turns to a sweet melody that I play on repeat.
Be kind. To yourself, always be kind.
Today: Like most, I'm trying to figure things out. Sometimes that's day by day, moment by moment, and even breath by breath.