Apologizing to Yourself

Morning Meds; 4 4 19

I’ve heard the phrase, habitual thoughts, but I have never thought of thought patterns in terms of addiction before.

If you can have a thought relapse, I think I experienced one.

My addictive pattern could be summed up by Linda Ronstadt’s song, Your No Good.

Any growing experience is generally good no matter the discomfort.

When you are unkind to someone you usually apologize to clear the air and preserve the friendship.

I realized that I needed to apologize to myself for the thoughts I directed toward myself.

I had never felt that I needed to do that before.

The thought came in the form of the question, “Have you apologized to yourself for talking to yourself that way?”

That’s how you treat someone you love.

I am beyond grateful.

The relapse helped me see growth.

So, I ask you, do you think you’re important enough and love yourself enough to apologize to yourself when you’ve had a day of unkind self-criticism?

Or self-doubt?

Or fault finding?

Or I don’t measure up?

It’s a new thing for me and I plan to use when needed, hopefully not too often.

I thought it might be helpful to someone else.

Treat yourself like a loved one.

Author: Kevin Burleson

My wife Cheryl and I live in St. Joseph, Missouri. She is retired and watches three of our 12 grandchildren and 1 greatgrandchild. I work as a maintenance man at Highland Community College in Highland, Kansas. I have a BA in Art with an emphasis in ceramics. I am a second degree Reiki practitioner and BQH (Beyond Quantum Healing) practitioner. I started writing spiritual related posts in 2018 and started sharing them on a few different Facebook sites. This site is to consolidate and re-share them. It is also to share short stories based on images seen while in meditation. My hopes are that it will inspire others to use the powerful tool of visualisation to enhance their spiritual journey. Thank you.

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