---Alice Abrams

Saturday, February 24, 2007

What Do You Have to Say About Yourself?

Speak Kindly to Yourself...

“What is this self inside us, this silent observer,
Severe and speechless critic, who can terrorize us,
And urge us on to futile activity,
And in the end, judge us still more severely,
For the errors into which his own reproaches drove us?”
-- T. S. Eliot

How do you talk to yourself? Would you talk that way to anyone else?
Our thoughts create our reality. How do you typically think about yourself? Do you berate yourself for being stupid, sloppy, forgetful or insensitive? Do you watch yourself with interest, respect and compassion? Stay alert to your self-talk and let go of judgments that don’t serve you. --- Higher Awareness

"Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship to myself."
-- Nathaniel Branden


Heart of Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful quotes. I think that before we can truly love other people, we should learn to love ourselves first.

Sarge Charlie said...

the quotes were wonderful, the photo is just great.

Ron Simpson said...

one of the hardest things I have found in my life is to stop bing mad at myself. it took a long time for me to figure out, if I can forgive someone else, I should be able to forgive myself.

Barb said...

Thanks for this..

Constance said...

Thank you for sharing those beautiful quotes, Gracie.

I would nevr talk to another human being as cruelly as I do to myself.
The day I learn to speak kindly to myself and belive in myself will be my best days on earth...
That is my loving vision for my future, the self-love that comes with postivie self-talk...for truly, my soul would be at peace to have it...