In Life Coach Training one of the first things we learn is about dissolving limiting beliefs, or the negative thoughts we believe about ourselves or others. And while that might sound easy "on paper", it has taken lots of practice and I know there is still room for me to improve and really understand this meditative practice. (If you're interested in learning more, check out The Work by Byron Katie. She is a genius!)
The bottom line is that we are not our thoughts - and even when we stubbornly believe a thought to be true, often applying the principles of The Work can shake that thought loose and prove that it's not actually true, and just our mind trying to tell us a story. If you've ever been plagued by a particular belief (about yourself or someone else), you will understand that this practice has the potential to be very powerful!
And since this week's Meditation is all about thoughts . . . here are some cool things I learned this week:
This weeks prompt is two parts (again!): What is one of your recurring negative thoughts about yourself . . . a "greatest hit" if you will? and What can I do this week to help put that thought to rest?*
Take some time to meditate on these questions - in a comfy chair with your favorite journal and pen, or while you exercise or get crafty . . . wherever is best to nurture yourself for 15-30 minutes.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and I'll see you back here next week for another Sunday Meditation.
*If you're looking for some homework, one of the best (& silliest!) ways to put a negative thought in its' place is to write a song about it . . . I challenge you! Maybe I'll even do it too - come back next week to see the results.
Meet me here on Saturdays for some weekly vibes - honoring the week that has past, and clearing the way for what's new. Gather your journal and favorite pen, along with a hot cup of coffee/tea/chai - and settle in for 30 minutes dedicated to YOU.
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