This was so very much what I needed to hear, and affirm to myself, today: I have done a good job to get myself to this present meditation. (Thinking about Lil BUB’s “Good job, BUB!”, telling a little boy going through potty training, “You do good work!” [he was so thrilled, his smile was so wonderful!] - and then turning that around to myself - “Good job, Barb! You do good work!”).
It’s so easy to get into the rut of “I haven’t done this, I need/should do that” that it’s also too easy to forget that “I have done this, and I have done that.” Because that eventually translates into “I’m okay, I’m good,” and then into being empowered to do more - not because I need to or there’s something wrong with me that I can’t/don’t, but because I CAN, genuinely want to, and see a need that I can fulfill, for myself and/or others. Be as affirming of myself as I am of others and see where I take myself! (I didn’t say, “see where it takes me,” because I am not passive, or being swept along powerlessly, but rather I am a functioning agent in my own life.)