When you become consumed with negative thoughts about yourself, it is nearly impossible to feel appreciation for who you are. You are absent of worthiness and full of self-doubt. You get caught in a never-ending cycle of self-defeating behaviors and before you know it, you cannot find meaning or purpose in your life. This state of mind will eventually affect your overall well-being including your health, not to speak of your relationships.
When you get caught in the gloom of negativity, the energy you put off becomes toxic and soon no one wants to be around you. You are what many refer to as a “downer”. You bring down those around you with your constant negative chatter, filling the room with nothing but your own pessimism. It gets to the point where even you cannot stand to be in your own skin. Those who love you try to offer guidance in an effort to help you feel better, but it does not do any good. You take what they have to say with a grain of salt and continue with your own miserable life feeling sorry for yourself. Is this really how you want to live? Do you honestly believe you were born to feel and be miserable? No! You were born to enjoy life and to be happy! You were born to expand within your own creation of your Inner Life.
I know how difficult it can be to appreciate and feel good about yourself when you are full of self-loathing, but it is possible if you really want to. Sometimes, in order to find and feel appreciation for who we are, regardless of how we got to where we are, it may serve us well to look outside ourselves first. Select a few things, or even just one thing that makes you feel good and then feel appreciation for it until you feel a shift in your energy…..and you will. For some this may take a matter of minutes; for others it may take a matter of days. It all depends on how much you want to feel better and how much focus you give to this thing.
When the shift occurs, there will be an automatic positive momentum started toward feeling better as long as you remain focused on what feels good. From this point forward, fill yourself up with the people, places and things that bring you the most joy and happiness. Find appreciation for all of God’s perfect creations and then ALLOW yourself to find appreciation for who YOU really are – know that you too, are one of God’s perfect creations. When you feel appreciation for who you are, it creates positive energy so strong that you will begin to love yourself unconditionally exactly as you are. It is then that the darkness of negativity fades away and the positive light of who you really are shines through!!!
Love & Light,
Cynthia K Ortiz, Inner Life Guidance Coach
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