What is the main benefit of having a practice that taps into our own self-wisdom and our ability to be compassionate to ourselves? We re-parent ourselves. We fill in any gaps in our support system using the one person we can truly rely on – our own sweet self. We learn to do all of those things that a very wise, kind, supportive parent does – for our own inner, challenged, childlike parts. This is the promise of a self-compassion practice.
How would it feel to have the emotional resilience needed to take care of yourself in any situation? How would it feel to know that you can try out challenging things, experiment, take that next step in aligning yourself with your core values, with the confidence that even if it doesn’t work out the way you had hoped, you’ll still support and love yourself. You’ll pick yourself up and try again, because you care about your long-term well-being. This is what a supportive parent, coach or teacher does – and you can be your own best ally in this way.
How do you do this? By learning about, studying and practicing your own emergent self-wisdom, self-compassion and mindfulness. Your emergent self-wisdom unfolds in every moment, a wellspring of somatic intelligence offering you assistance at every turn in your life; self-compassion offers you the courage needed to move authentically with self-respect through your world; and mindfulness anchors you in every moment so that you can weather the inevitable storms and see your life from a healthy perspective.
What do you have to lose? Just your old ways of not feeling confident in the world! Want to learn more? Sign up for the HeartWorks newsletter and get a free video on Perfectionism and how you can start to short-circuit this addictive cycle.
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