Mindfulness Activity #104

Mindfulness Activity #104

Self-Acceptance Day 2

Good Morning. Today is our second day practicing Self-Acceptance. To show you that the universe has a sense of humor, and always provides opportunities for learning…I did not realize that the multi-series courses in insight timer required a subscription. When I tried to share the second day of this series with you all, I realized I was unable to. Imagine how I felt. So trying not to judge myself harshly, I determined to stay with the goal of doing a deeper dive into self-acceptance for our practice group. We will keep focused on self-acceptance with a variety of other practices-some by others and some I have developed.

If you practiced yesterday, take a minute to reflect on yesterday’s practice before diving in this morning. There are enough critics outside without being harsh with yourself. It’s fine to reflect on your traits and your actions, and even to set a course for ways in which you’d like to change. However, it is when we are harsh, judgmental, and actually unkind to ourselves that we get in our own way—thwart our own intended progress. Committing to practice designed to counter the harshness of your inner critic is a kindness to yourself that you are wholly deserving of. So when you are ready, settle into a comfortable position and click the following link to do this brief practice:

A Basic Meditation to Tame Your Inner Critic

Now you can begin your day with a sense of ease. If you find that self-judgment returns throughout the day, and you really can’t change it, just try noticing your judgments. Say, ah there it is again…judgment. Then place your attention back on whatever you were doing and keep going with your day.

Wishing you an easy day!

Michele

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