Of the millions of thoughts running through our minds at any given moment, many of them are the opposite of loving, points out Bernstein, who’s spoken and written about self-love in her three best-selling books.
Let’s interrupt the internal mean-girl voice this month (it’s Valentine’s Day, after all). Here’s how Bernstein recommends silencing your inner critic, not just now, but for the rest of your life:
In a quiet moment, go through the list of ways you attack yourself. Next to each attack write: I forgive this and I release this. Setting the intention to forgive yourself sets the practice in motion.
I do this practice whenever I detour into fear-based thoughts or actions. For instance, if I catch myself judging someone or myself I’ll immediately say, “I forgive this and I release this.” Instantly I feel released from the attack thought and I center back into a place of peace.
Whenever you notice self-attack set in, simply say, “I forgive myself and I release this thought.” Use this practice when ever you need it to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself.
Check out Bernstein’s tips on how to release fear:
There are also self-forgiveness meditations available on the May Cause Miracles Meditation album.
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