I will not hurt myself again today.
My big bad brain loves to tell me things about myself.
Sometimes they are lovely: You are smart. You are compassionate. You are kind.
Sometimes not so lovely: You are incapable. You are lost. You are not enough.
But lesson 330 tells me that I don’t have to attack my mind again. That I can let go of negative thoughts that hurt myself. In favor of a little gentleness with myself.
The wise Pema Chodran encourages a practice in meditation of being kind to yourself. Especially if we feel like we are not measuring up. Of finding our way to self-acceptance by loving yourself right where we are today. Even if it is not where we would choose to be.
Today-just give yourself credit for showing up. If you hurt yourself with negative thoughts, forgive yourself. Then choose again. You are loved and loving-every single part of you.