Throughout this challenge, we’ve deeply practiced self-kindness, and hopefully you continue to apply whichever method you chose, whenever you need it.
—> If you haven’t yet, see our “self-kindness” challenge to help you more effectively tackle today’s challenge.
But how do you treat yourself in moments when you can’t pay your bills? Or when someone else is promoted to the position that you were next in line for? And how do you treat yourself in instances when you make a mistake or behave in a way that makes you feel so ashamed, you physically shudder when you reflect back on it?
And it happens, doesn’t it?
We don’t like to admit it, but I bet, just like me and all the other HUMAN BEINGS on this earth, you’re disappointed in yourself sometimes. You’re ANGRY at yourself, too. And you feel like you should’ve done better more often that you’d care to admit.
Well this week, I DARE YOU to exchange your self-judgment for SELF-ACCEPTANCE, no matter WHAT.
In those uncomfortable moments when you USUALLY turn your back on yourself, I dare you to DEFY that instinct and SEE that you are (unconsciously) CHOOSING to perpetuate your own PAIN by holding your perceived OFFENSES over your head instead of FORGIVING and moving on.
So, I DARE YOU to TAKE BACK YOUR LIFE through devoting some quiet time in the privacy of your own home (or sacred place) each night to DETOX YOURSELF of all SHAME, ANGER, RESENTMENT and GUILT that you’ve been so stubbornly holding onto, in whatever way feels best for you.
And this week, as the leaves change colors and fall to the ground, I CHALLENGE YOU to SEE how you can change your life, just as vibrantly and BEAUTIFULLY, through FORGIVENESS, as you choose to release your perceived NEED to punish yourself and see that it is BRAVER to learn from your past, using that knowledge to EMPOWER your future.
It’s time to MOVE ON with your life and BE FREE again,