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Compassionate Self-talk

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Lauren Ziegler
IAYT Yoga Therapist & Mindfulness Coach
We're so hard on ourselves. True healing takes place when we're able to show up to a given condition honestly and fully, the highs and the lows. It could be called a compassionate space. In this session, create a hospitable space that includes kindness towards yourself. Receive the words of support that you so need right now.
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277 reflections
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Natasha
Compassion
Kindness and compassion for self is tremendously healing. Offering yourself love, support and empathy is something we often do last and reserve those for others. It is good to be kind to yourself first.
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Kaushal
Kindness is beautiful
Kindness is extremely healing & refreshingly beautiful. Learn to be kind & grateful for the life we’re living and always stay positive and encourage positivity around you. Be empathetic & compassionate!
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Laura
Love Myself!
It is important to love me as much as I love others! I need to stop beating myself up for past mistakes.
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John
The self | The other
It is a difficult thing to understand how others treat you. The 'vibe' you sense in others...what do they sense of you? Try to honest with yourself about what you discover and learn from that. Be open to it.
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Heally
Oh my I'm in tears
This was really helpful one today as I lose sleep over anxiety telling myself it will all be okay. Now I just have to believe it!
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Katie
Self-compassion
It's so powerful to show as much compassion to myself as I would to anyone else. I also think it is a difficult task to do lots of the time because we feel so compelled to fix what feels broken and if we can't we focus on our failure instead of looking at what was in our way. This is definitely a mantra I need to remember when life gets tough and I just feel like a failure.
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Louisa
Repeat
This was great, and definitely one to try again when I'm feeling particularly self critical!
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Ty
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I learned that if you pause it, it marks you as done and you lose your meditation for the day🙃
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Satya
Stuff happens but it's ok
We're on earth to learn so a mistake is not a mistake actually but it's an opportunity to be better. Stuff happens but it's ok, Life just need to teach something...
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Q
Self talk
It's important to remember to be kind to myself and that it's ok to make errors... perfection is an illusion...
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Sarah
Self talk
I need to practice positive self talk and treat myself the way I would treat a loved one. I really enjoy the feeling of compassionate support and now I realize that can come from within.
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Karl
Reaffirming
I learned as I once said what I've always known. But coming to the realization that I don't apply my own wisdom, and give myself the great advice others say I give them, well it was kind of off putting. It just illustrates my ignorance and if I'm being honest makes me feel bad. This was my favorite exercise to date. Everything that she said, I have said. Everything bit of information is already in my arsenal of knowledge, yet I still learned something new. Awesome!!!
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Thaise
Compassion
I learned that someone needs my support more than my judgmental thought
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Michelle
Self talk
I need to actually stop and listen/take it all in. Maybe also I'm a woman of very few words & need to express myself more
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Monét
9/25
Taking some time to be good to myself. Manifesting. I've always been so mean to myself. Time for change. Time for growth.
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Maria
Reflecting
I am not alone in this journey and it's okay to ask for help
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Patches
Making it on my own
It's hard just leaving my husband of 25 years for abuse but I finally got the nerve to do it. . Working on me now
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Morgan
Compassionate Self-talk
I learned that I need to not be so hard on my self and let some things go because nobody’s perfect and everybody makes mistakes. I need to focus more on the positive things in life rather than the negative.
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Amy
Self talk
I learned that I need to reduce the stressors in my daily life.
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Stephanie
Reflecting
I learned that I need to stop being so hard on myself and relax.
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Mia
What I need to heal
Is to face every given situation fully and honestly, being my best friend, giving me the love I want to give others, the love I want from others...
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Haleh
Love myself
I learned to always love yourself and be your own source of comfort, healing, and support!
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Noemi
I need to take my own advice.
Stop being so hard on myself. I’m doing okay. Perhaps when I’m in a stressful moment, to stop & just take a deep breath.
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Andrew
I Don't Know How To Do This
I seriously don't know how, or if I ever can forgive and forget about all of the things I've ever done. I feel like I'm beginning to become a crutch for everyone. I don't like it, but it seems like everyone is convinced that I can handle things that I'm not supposed to, especially with me being single. That's what I hate most. I can't forgive that kind of behavior, nor do I know how.
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Langley
I’m doing good
I need to support and love myself, and tell myself I’m doing just fine
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Donna
Me...my feelings and love for myself
It's okay to do nothing and stay in my pajamas all day if that's what I want to do with no judgment.
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Aaron
Compassion for myself
Sometimes I am very hard on myself. This made me realize that I have compassion for others but not so much for myself. I can take that compassion for others and put it on myself. I’ve always had a hard time with this
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Lex
Stress can mean your pushing yourself
Often stress is the feeling of strain when we stretch our arm upwards towards a tough goal. But this stress has to be temporary because you must must reach your goal or find a more realistic one. Let yourself be stressed and don’t feel bad about that feeling. Sometimes it’s a symptom of the road to success!
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Lori
Be good to yourself
I have learned that if I’m not patient, good and loving to myself, then it’s difficult to be that to others. Always treat yourself with love. You cannot change the past and we have no control over the future, so do your best to live in the present and know that you will be ok. It’s not always easy and it takes practice but the reward is incredible:)
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Helene
Self compassion
Its not just ok but best for all to forgive yourself and praise the good i do
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Susie
Compassionate Self-talk
There is no need for me to wait for someone else to encourage me, to love me, to praise me, to accept me or even to forgive me, when I have the power within to do it myself.
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Clara
Wow
I learned so much! I'm attracting all the greatest things to my life right now! Thank you so much for such an amazing session :)
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RRF
Self talk
This is a very hard one for me. I always am negative towards myself. My self talk stinks. I would never tell a loved one what I tell myself. I know this has to stop, but how. It is almost ingrained upon me. I really need to change that talk to more positive words and work hard at it. This mediation opened my minds eye to these facts.
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Alexia
Self talk
I learned that no matter how much you care for others that it's also very important that you care for yourself.
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Everett
Hey
I’m in love with and even though we don’t kiss we share all our bodies and memories in the infinite for free
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Renee
Compassionate Self Talk
This morning I took the few moments of time to finally sit still, rest my mind and start my meditation. This meditation had me focus within, looking at what I’ve been dealing with and seeing it for what I is worth in both positive and negative aspects. It helped me see how I encourage others but not myself. I guess that I am harder on myself even with all the physical and emotional disabilities that I deal with daily. I expect to be able to do what I did in my youth but I fall short of my own expectations of self. I do more than most and I keep pushing self. I don’t admit that help or encouragement would be nice. So today, this resonates in my inner-being... I understand. So, may you find the moments to listen to this meditation and look with yourself. May you find encouraging thoughts from within. Have a great day!
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Adryan
Mindful Moments
I learned that I can be my own support and that I don’t needs to hear it from others for that support to be true to myself.
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Diana
Compassionate self-talk
I learned that I still am my own biggest enemy. My stress and anxiety are a direct reflection on my negative feelings towards myself. I never feel like I am enough. This was my first mindful moment and I think I will benefit greatly from this!
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Olivia
Self Talk
I am so very hard on myself. I am quick to lend my compassion to others, but never to myself. But just like everyone else, I am a person too. I must treat myself like I treat others.
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Jada
Positivity
i learned that i shouldn't be so hard on my self and that i am going to do great tomorrow at my race and i shouldn't stress about it.
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Kevin
What’s next?
I’ve been realizing recently, at age 47, that I’ve spent nearly my entire life so far judging myself harshly and holding myself to impossible standards—to the point that, even when I try to tell myself, “you’re doing a good job,” I can’t take the affirmation seriously because I’m filled with thoughts and memories of all the things I’m doing wrong. This is a hard darkness to see my way through.
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Robin
Oxygen mask
It’s ok to show the same loving kindness toward myself as I do to others.
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Carmen
It can be done in 3 minutes...
Meditation! 🙂And it can be impactful and healing. Loving kindness to myself is where it starts and all flows out from there. I'm grateful for this 3 minutes!
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Claire
Peace from my inner critic
My inner critic was getting me down today, this flipped it on its head. Thank you
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Kertu
Good one!
I need more of these because I am really hard on myself every single day.
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Abbie
1st meditation
Things will get better and to always think of number one first.
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Gizem
Self forgiveness
I shouldn’t be so hard on myself, and stress myself over the stuff that I don’t have control on.
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Supreet
Believe in myself
Loved this thing of talking to myself and hearing You’re doing a really good job. Felt awesome.
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Pam
Trusting myself
Compassion for others begins with compassion for myself. Believing that I am worthy and doing my best doesn’t come natural to me. That’s why I’m trying this small step of a daily practice.
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Audrey
Self compassion
Accepting the present and thinking kind thoughts about self and others is always a good place to start. The words to ourselves carry so much weight.
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ValenciaJoyce
Self talk
I need to encourage myself the same way I would encourage anyone else. Trust myself trust the process
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Jeff
Compassion for self
It feels just as reassuring to give myself compassionate reassurance as if someone else were doing it. That goes to show how powerful my self-talk can be if it becomes negative too.
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Richard
Compassion for myself
Just like the old saying goes about treating others as you’d like to be treated. We must remember that it works in reverse as well. Compassion for yourself is just as important because if you can’t love yourself, how can you love somebody else?
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Steve
Turn it around
It was interesting to think about what I would say to others vs myself.. why are we so harsh on ourselves?
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Amanda
I learned that I am to hard on myself.
I am always the one that people go to for advice and support. I deserve to treat myself the same way. It will make me stronger and happier.
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Emily
It is not always easy to know what you need to hear
I found myself not knowing what it is that I need to hear from a loved one when seeking support. I’m not sure if words can make me feel differently about my current hardship
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Amanda
Compassion
I need to really start telling myself things will be okay and I’m doing a great job and stop being so hard on myself all the time.
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Melisa
Affirmation
Is something we all need, and is so good when we can give it to ourselves.
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Rajiv
Self talk
Good self talk as you would talk to lads. This would help reducing the burden
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Ram
Supporting and consoling
Talking to oneself as one would talk to a friend under great stress - I almost never do it! If we see hope for wellbeing for our kith and kin, shouldn’t be true for ourselves too! I have to remember it in my HEART!
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Nancy
Self-talk
I need to be kinder to myself. I give myself such a hard time because I feel like I’m not where I’m supposed to be. I feel like I’m supposed to have all the answers. Sometimes I have to remind myself to just breathe and believe that everything will be ok. Enjoy the process of growth.
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Sylina
Self compassion
I'm learning to not be so hard on myself. If I try my best and fail that's a learning opportunity, not a reason to berate and belittle myself.
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Kellee
Freaky Friday 12-8-17
Wow! Where must one start? The time has come for my family member to arrive, but my car suddenly gets a rod in the tire and ends up in the shop today. It’s the last minute chores today, yet my anxiety has taken full havoc of my well being and breathing doesn’t seem to be working..lol..all in all, it’s a good thing. The tire is going to be fix, the Chores are going to be finished and and I am going to be able to breath again. Well, done! Have a nice day EVERYONE!
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Ginny
The power of kindness
I often think how much even a little kindness in our world would help a lot of problems, disagreements, fights, even wars. One thing I often fail to see though, is how much even a little kindness to myself can help. After doing this meditation my mantra for the night is “you are doing a great job Ginny”. I gave myself a hug and felt the vibrations from this phrase run throughout my whole being. The pain in my side I’m having seemed to lessen, my body relaxed more into my bed, and everything seems just a little bit more okay. Namaste.
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Shanni
Positive self talk and validation help me be okay with the feelings I’m experiencing
Positive self talk and validation help me be okay with the feelings I’m experiencing
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Nicolas
Positive self-talk
Positive self-talk is really important in our life if we want to be be happy and to get success. We can't win a game if we think we are gonna lose it before it started.
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Michelle
Kindness
Most often I am kind to others and hard on myself. Today’s session was quite refreshing, I pretty much need to be reminded daily to be kind to myself until it becomes as natural for me as it is for others.
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Jena
Capable
I’m a 17 year old young lady trying to help others become a better version of themselves. Leaving a positive footprint on every person I cross paths with. Not many people will listen to such a young person and I would just like to be heard for my true value not my age.
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Javi
Soy importante
Lo estoy haciendo bien, soy útil, estoy haciendo un trabajo increíble.
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Alyssa
Self-love
This one hit right at home, I almost shed a few tears. This self-talk has been the biggest issue in my life. I’ve learned so much, and am still learning how to do this, but it took what I’ve been through to get here and I need to remind myself of that instead of being hard on myself. All of the ups and downs have made me who I am right now, not the times where I’ve talked negatively to myself to try to find motivation. I needed this today.
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Anna
Compassionate Self-talk
I have been having a lot of anxious dreams and yearning for love dreams. This was great to wake up and do, remind myself that that anxiety is not me. And it’s okay to miss him, but I’m still okay without him.
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Don
Okay To be kind to myself
I’m usually very hard on myself and I have blamed myself for many things that have happened to people close to me that I think I’ve caused them to be hurt no I am no saint but I am a much better person than I thought
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Sophie
:)
Everything happens for a reason. Everything will be ok in the end.
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Amber
Just what I needed
I learned that I am so hard on myself and with turning the tables with compassion and kindness to me makes me feel so much more supported and loved.
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Kathleen
Compassionate Self-talk
I learned that I love my sister and that I should give the compliments I give to her to myself too.
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Kristine Camille
Love yourself
I learned that it is important to take care of yourself and to love yourself. People can give you reassurance, but you can self heal by turning it around and giving yourself reassurance.
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Ebru
Behind
I learned that behind all the chaos, struggle and blood, there is light.
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Celine
Be more kind to myself
Sometimes I can be so hurtful on my own body but I would never do or say the things I say to myself towards someone else
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Ben
Rest and exercise
It's important to rest the body as much as it is to exercise it.
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Briana
Self-talk
I see the importance of making yourself feel good and reassuring your body that it can relax.
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James
I am a coach, and yet...
I am not as compassionate or supportive of myself as I am of others. Fabulous meditation.
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Sophie
Beautiful.
This meditation touched me deeply. I’m a person who is always trying to be good and kind and compassionate but I struggle to meet myself with the same kindness that I give other people. Thank you for this meditation. It meant a lot to me
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Donna
First day back...
I learned that I can be still and be guided into a meditative state...
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Falyn
Day 7
I learned to give myself the advice I would give someone else in my case. When you’re feeling down, tell yourself you’re doing a great job!
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Adrianne
Very true
A key point here is that you wouldn't say to others what you say to yourself when you are distressed - that is something that was really worth hearing for me.
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Nadia
Self love
It is okay to be stressed but just tell yourself that It is going to okay and that you are doing well. Don’t beat yourself down. Think optimistic and the outcome will be the same.
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Amanda
I’m anxious
I learned that we tend to speak more harshly to ourselves than anybody else
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Steffani
Advice
When going through a stressful time, give myself advice that I would give to someone else.
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Sharmine
It's okay to feel less than adequate
We are our own worst critic. I need to remind myself that I'm doing okay, and I'm blessed with so much to look forward to. It's okay to fail; we can feel better if we pick ourselves up with love and kindness.
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Brenden
wow!
this was truly something that strengthened my backbone and reminded me of someone who’s faith in me was unfailing. and allowed me to use his voice and his look as if it were mine, to myself. downloaded and favourited
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Mara
First day
I liked the advice of thinking of someone you care about and turning that advice on you. I haven’t drilled into me yet, but hopefully with time I will.
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Kate
Compassion
I learned that we always want the best for our friends and family, but when it comes to ourselves, it’s as if we don’t want the best. By thinking of how I help my friends and family when they are stressed, I was able to help myself. Try using this technique next time you feel stressed.
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Christian
Compassion
For as much compassion and support as I give to others, I realize that I don't give myself hardly enough of that. I end up stressed and overly anxious. I've learned something that I must do more often.
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Beth
Self talk
I am much harder on my self than others. I need to appreciate the support even from myself not shut the door on it.
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Angel
I’m doing good
I learned that the advice I would give to someone I need to give to myself
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Christina
Rough day
I’ve had a particularly hard day. I’m sick and I still had to go to work and I think just the sheer velocity of stresses in my life from both a career and a personal life perspective have really hit me today. I think it was important to follow this meditation and to be kinder to myself and support myself through the struggles I am facing.
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Czaria
Company
Imagine, for a second, that someone close to you is going through something dark. Personally, I would express that it’s okay to not be okay. It’s okay to hurt. It’s okay to cry. It’s going to feel like it was your fault. Just know that almost everything is out of your hands but trust that it will be okay. Now imagine that you are that friend. It will hurt and you will cry, but then it will all be okay.
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Mads
1-21
I’m stressed and i don’t have much to look forward to. i never feel good about myself.
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Sally
Believing in myself
I need to talk to myself as if I was someone important. To say “it’ll be okay” and “you’re doing a great job Sally.”
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Annika
I am enough.
I need to hear I am loved. I need to hear I am doing the best I can. I am so loved. I am on the right path. Things will be okay.
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Lisa
Mindfulness 1
It was easier than I imagined and more beneficial than I ever imagined 3 minutes could be!
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Pessa
Self Talk
This is a nice reminder to treat myself with love and compassion
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Elizabeth
Self talk
It really does help to hear that someone is proud of you or that it’s going to be okay.
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Lori
Healing
I learned that true healing can only happen when you show up fully and honestly.
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Meg
Remember
You would never say to someone else what you say to yourself! Whatever compassion you show others, turn that inward and use it on yourself. You are strong. You can do this. It will be okay.
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Melissa
Eye opener
Hearing someone say 'you wouldn't talk to others the way you can sometimes talk to yourself' is a statement we need to remind ourselves or far more often. I am frequently so hard on myself when I get something wrong or forget something. I need to remember I'm only human so error will happen from time to time. I am always trying to do my best and I am doing a good job.
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Bree
personal positivity
I don’t have to be so hard on myself all the time and I can be more positive towards myself. Anything positive I tell someone on a day to day basis I can tell to myself.
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Charlie
Self love
So everyday i wake up, i meditate. I make sure my mind is right so my actions will follow. I take a gratitude shower, i speak out loud, affirmations to remind myself of the good qualities i have (don’t always use em) i know they’re in me though. I am not good at listening to anyone’s criticism, especially when i don’t feel them to be accurate. I am genuinely positive and work at it every day. I can get myself through some pretty rough days with the amount of self love i have and hopefully can cheer some other people through theirs. That being said. The person i love the most in my life is consistently chipping away at my soul and not even realizing or admitting it. Serenity prayer 🙏 thats all i can do. Just had to vent. Have a great day and don’t let anyone take away your self value!
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Kasey
Give you're self a break
Life gets busy and you pile it all up on yourself. Take a break to breathe and remember why you're doing what you're doing. It's will get better. You are worthy
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Christopher
Treating yourself kindly
I learned that I can treat myself kindly and it makes me feel good.
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Savannah
Experience
I learned that I’m important to this earth and I have kindness in my heart
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alexa
what i have learned
i’ve learned that treating myself the way it respect others with respect i might just gain my own respect but i realized that i only really care about others to make myself feel better all sympathy i give others they don’t give any to me and feels like i’m in a puddle of mud that i’m stuck in and no one is there to help me up except for myself
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Jazmine
I️ love
I️ love the fact that she mention “ we don’t talk to others , like how we would talk to ourselves.” So true !
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Natalie
Compassionate Self-talk
This made me cry because it put everything into perspective. Ive been so hard on myself when i shouldn’t be because I’m exactly where i need to be, I’m doing a great job, & i will be OKAY.
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Pam
Compassionate self talk
I should apply the same compassion i give to others to myself in difficult or stressful situations. Much more easily said that done.
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Aminah
Calming
I really needed this self talk it was refreshing and eye opening! Day 3 and I’m loving this!
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Melissa
Day Four
Grace is such a powerful word that is used daily. Why is it that we don’t give ourselves grace when faced with a tough situation? We just want to make it better or fix it quickly. I need to focus on giving myself grace in these situations.
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Maria
Really nice!
I will practice this again. It is true we need to love ourselves. Love this session!! Breath and relax just for a while!❤️😍✌🏻
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Susie
It’s a constant struggle
But I’m learning to give myself the same love that I put into the world and am beginning to feel like I am deserving of it.
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Hannah
I learned that my inner self voice is a lot harsher than other people’s voices that I hear all day.
I learned that sometimes I have to be kind to myself and know that it’s okay to mistakes, we’re not perfect, and that everyone has flaws they need to work on just as I do. I don’t need to be a perfect person, I just need to try my best every day and share love with others, but leave a good portion for myself as well.
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Tammy
Compassionate self talk
Wonderful meditation to start my morning. It left me feeling positive about myself. I am learning to appreciate myself just as I am. It is truly empowering!
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Solana
Yea
Yea it’s good it’s like rlly cool like yea ik this is rlly a weird reflection hahahahaha
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Amanda
I miss being ok with myself
🌻🌎🦋 I learned that maybe if i try not to be so hard on myself, it will make me feel less... worried, less concerned about mt mental and fisical health. I’ve been trough this before, i have been trough so much more than this, and i survived. I know that it is all in my head, i KNOW that i am ok and not having a heart attack. I am young, i make mistakes, maybe more than i wish i did, but it’s over now, and i just need to remind myself all of this during my panic attack’s, and it will be ok.
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Dilpreet
Love yourself
I like some people, don’t love myself. I feel that the reason this is because I change myself for others to fit them too often. I’m going to stop, and I’m going to start to love myself and love being me! I feel calm.
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Emilie
Healing
Healing truly does come from within. It is also a habit that needs to be formed.
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Gabby
Love yourself, love others
The person easiest to beat down is you. Treat yourself as a friend, be kind, being the most compassionate version of yourself both internally and externally.
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Markus
My inner voice
My tend not to listen to my inner voice , it leads to worrying, sadness and depression, and ive always had to be the one to comfort everyone else and tell them thats its gonna be ok, noone except my son has ever been there for me like that and after me raising him 12 yrs by myself , he lives with his mom now and its broken our best friendship and us talking and our bond we had, i want to blame myself but im not the only one to blame, but i guess my trusting is gone and my walls are up and im alone, no friends , no family jus him, if i did here sumone comfort me idk really how id take it, jus a relly bad day, ive hit rock bottom again and i jus keepgettn knock back down
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Precious
It starts with thy self
Speaking positivity intro your life is much needed. The same energy that we put out into the world to encourage others we must use that to uplift ourselves.
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Kyle
It’ll be okay
Let go of the stress and be positive. Everything will work itself out eventually. Just love yourself and you’ll be happier.
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Pearl
Mindfulness
Mindfulness is deep - it touches your inner core which radiates powerful energy
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Pearl
Mindfulness
I learned that Mindfulness touches the inner core which translates and radiates positive energy.
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Young
Forgotten
How truly humbling this meditation lesson is!! It’s amazing how successful our lives can become by simply applying positive reinforcement to our own thinking patterns! We’ve ALL heard about using positive reinforcement and the benefits from it when used....Most of us use it with our children and peers automatically every day! So how did I forget about using it for Myself?! I guess that’s a thinking error I developed throughout my life! Now I can develop a New and Better way of thinking! Each day can be Beautiful! Each day I can reward myself instead of only criticizing! So basic, but so beneficial! Thank you Aura for helping me remember who I Truly am and what I’m Worth!
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Patty
Oh, boy!
Historically, I often don’t think great things about myself and my accomplishments. When others do, there’s a little doubt and I wonder if they really mean what they are saying. I have to remember that compassionate self talk is necessary for my mental health; I need to do it! Aura has taught me so much about that...I’m at the point where I’m a believer. 🙏🌷
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Luce
Mindfulness
I learned that I should be more kind to myself and that will make me feel better about outside situations
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Jess
Self love babyyyy
You need to imagine your situation is someone else’s, and think about what advice you would give to them to help them through it. We are often harder on ourselves but by pretending we aren’t talking to ourselves but to someone else that we care about, we can be kinder to ourselves.
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Olivia
Be kind to yourself
We are the hardest on ourselves. Use the kindness that you would give to others to yourself as well
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Rose
Compassion
I need to learn to have a more positive attitude towards myself and now be so self deprecating
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Colin
I learned
I learned that I need to be compassionate with myself, approve of myself, accept my situation.
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Lindsey
Questioning / Enlightened
This meditation helped me to question where my sadness and anxiety comes from; how I might feel if the things I said or did to comfort someone else were done for me; how my day might have been different had I been more forgiving and accepting of myself. I may make this my daily wake up meditation. I really liked the challenge to my usual perspective...made me feel very enlightened and introspective.
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Janine
Cut myself some slack
I felt that its so difficult to see how much effort I put into things, I don’t notice how hard I try because I always feel like it isn’t enough. I need to be kinder to myself and softer with my inner monologue.
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Tori
Giving myself a break
I’m chronically ill and cannot work full time, and sometimes I feel really bad about that. I needed this compassion in my life.
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Sara
Self Compassion
I just told my daughter (who is having a stressful morning), just exist, today, don’t try your best. Just be... I need to practice this sometimes. To a striver, worker with a whip behind, someone who has to be their best in order to simply keep up with the rest... this is where we find the relief. I would never tell a lazy soul, to relax and chill. They do that naturally. She and I need to practice this type of loving kindness toward ourselves... just simply exist today, breath, sit back, let others take the lead, you are more important than the ToDo List and pressures from the world.
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Katia
Stress Relief
I learned that I need to not be so hard on myself. I would tell this to any-other person going through stress, Say it’s ok.
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Ivy
First meditation
I felt lighter and my shoulders were lifted. I used both crystals and as I let my energy absorb into them I felt my spirit become brighter and happier.
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Sadia
Friendly
I felt like I needed to hear this right now, I needed to be kind to myself and I will continue to work on it.
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Stefanie
Relaxation
I learned that sometimes you just need to let go, relax, and get away from all of your stress. This was my first time so I’m really excited for the rest! 😊
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Coco
Me
I feel more aware that I'm being so mean to myself, by saying things that I wouldn't say to others, to myself. I realise that I'm a person too, I make mistakes, just like everyone else and there's no need to be so harsh on myself.
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Margot
Support yourself
Compliment yourself for your achievements. Stop criticizing yourself for mistakes. You wouldn’t do that to another person. So why do it to yourself. “Do unto yourself as you would do unto others”. Be kind and supportive.
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Génova
Compassionate Self-Talk
Sometimes we are so hard with ourselves, that we forget how great we are. Taking 3-4 minutes per day just to admire how amazing we are may change how not only we treat others but also, ourselves.
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Haily
Day 1
I should support myself like how I support others. Reflect on the day and tell yourself you did a good job and all will be well.
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Grace
I felt well assured
I learned that you don’t always have to be so negative towards yourself. You can love and treat yourself kindly. Sometimes you just need to take a step back and take some deep breaths to keep yourself on the right track.
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Beth
Compassionate Self-Talk
I am not very compassionate towards myself....this often spills over into my reactions towards others. I need to stop beating myself up & blaming myself. I need to recognize the present moment and what I can change within myself. I can’t go back and change the past. Everything I have been through has led me to the present moment and is helping me to learn and grow. The same is true for others.
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Megan
Take a Break
I learned that all the stress and problems you have can really weigh you down and sometimes you just need to let go for a while and take a break.
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Shakaya
Kindness
Be kind to yourself. Encourage, love, and praise yourself. Compassion is important. We want to be as compassionate to ourselves as we are to others.
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Bella
Be happy
I learned that it’s okay to feel sad. I learned to relax my body and just take deep breaths slowly!
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Sam
A little calmer and a little softer
I had just applied for a job and was feeling slightly irritable and stressed. After doing this for a few minutes I feel calmer and softer. I still have a headache but it’s start. Recommend !
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Louis
Compassionate Self-Talk
Would you talk to others the way you talk to yourself? Wow!
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Kelly
A moment for yourself
I learned that it is okay to take a moment for yourself sometimes and to reflect on what you have done in your life.
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Sarah
Better
I’m going to be taking lots of exams this coming week and I’m very stressed and anxious abt it. This helped me calm down a bit and reassured me everything will be okay.
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Sandra
Kindness
Giving myself consideration and latitude is so unusual and foreign. It really relieves my anxiety and internal pressure!
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Matthew
Within
We focus so much on how we treat others. Wanting to correct past oversights, mistakes, and failures of kindness. So caught up in the outside world, we miss the most important thing. Everything begins inside of us. Be kind to yourself. Love yourself—and the love will flow from within.
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Carissa
Stressful day
Didn’t sleep well last night and I had a meltdown while taking an exam for the college film class I go to. I NEEDED THIS
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M.K.
So important to remember
Practicing compassion and kindness toward myself will not only help me to be at peace and live a more fulfilling practice it will also help me be a better spouse and friend.
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Shea
Proud of you
I learned that self recognition is powerful and I can be proud of myself in my own journey and that will help me find the strength to allow others to be proud of me
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Beverly
Cradle your heart
We need to cradle our own hearts and handle with care. Once we do that, we'll be more careful with others'.
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Maria
Listening
My self-talk hasn’t been so compassionate today. I was annoyed with myself for not getting enough sleep, frustrated for feeling tired, and overall, I’m still in an anxiety-filled state. Reminding myself that I’ve felt like this before and will survive the day, even when I’m tired and anxious.
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Matthew
Anxiety
Anxiety tries to protect me but it goes overboard. When i stop and see it I understand its intentions and am thankful but i need to tone it down. Im giving it my best and that is enough.
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Sharmain
I’m so hard on me
I’ve learned that if we can give compassion to others, why can’t we give some to ourselves?
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Valerie
Day 12
Creating a space in my mind that’s kind that I can walk into when I’m anxious is a pretty good idea.
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Kate
Hard
I learned that it is very difficult for me to tell myself the same kind of supportive words and thoughts as I give to other people.
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Christina
Session Five
I noticed how easily distracted I was during this session & sometimes I couldn’t hear exactly what she was saying. I felt all over the place & kinda stuck in a brain fog. There’s no inner peace for me today.
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Jess
Positive self talk
As soon as I repeated the words “you’re doing great, it will be ok” and directed them to myself I felt a positive shift. Being nice to yourself really makes a difference.
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Sara
It’s ok...
Peace inside me :) I am just as good as other people in the world!
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Iz
Positivity
I learned that it's important to pay attention to how you talk to yourself. That being nicer to yourself could improve how you live so much.
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Caitlin
Being hard on yourself
I have a lot of anxiety and I can sometimes think of the worst situation for so many things. I tend to also blame myself a bit if things go wrong. This meditation helped me to realize that I am hard on myself and that I treat myself differently than others when trying to give self advice. I need to remember what I would say to others if they were in a similar situation and truly believe it myself.
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Jim
The hardest thing
I’ve learned that it is so easy to”do as I say, not as I do.” I’m very compassionate and caring with others.. slowly learning to treat myself with the same respect. It makes me happy to see that happening. : )
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Tracy
Kindness and compassion
I learned that reminding myself that I would never speak to someone the way I speak to myself helps me to give myself compassion and kindness
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Joyce
Internal clockwork
Mindful awareness and appreciation of my inner workings and gratefulness for its ceaseless action. Namaste
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Mark
Perfectly Imperfect
I was created perfectly imperfect by a perfect Universe, with the intended journey to learn, grow and develop compassion and gratitude for those around me, to rejoice in their imperfection, all starting with embracing my own.
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Sara
Feeling low
But this was really helpful. Often times I’m the one picking everyone up around me, and then one day it’s like I feel all the weight I picked up. Sometimes I wish there was someone to pick me up but I don’t know how to reach out to others for support. Something I need to figure out.
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Wendy
Be kind
I am mean to myself and I have to treat myself like I treat the scholars in from of me.
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Katey
Being Kind To Myself
I am extremely hard on myself, and I would NEVER treat or speak to my friends, family, or even strangers the way I do to myself. I need to ease up on my self-criticism and my extreme expectations of how to achieve my goals because they are not realistic.
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bella
6.28.18
self-love is the hardest kind of love and it takes time but it’ll be easier if we stop stressing over petty things that don’t matter. do unto yourself as you do unto others and see how much of a better person you become.
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Jane
Love
This meditation really helped me remember how many wonderful people I have in my life that I care about. It was lovely and nice :)
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Linda
Compassionate self-talk
I noticed, as usual, how easy it is to be kind to others and how difficult to be kind to self. If I think of saying something kind to myself, the judging voice says, “Yeah, but you still did stuff wrong.” This is a very old habit. I caught myself doing it just now during the meditation! Perhaps with continued practice, I’ll wake up one morning and really like myself! Lol
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katia
forgiving grace
giving yourself forgiving grace instead of waiting for others to give it to you. you have all the power. water your own garden instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers
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Lucinda
The voices
My nurturing and compassionate voices are the first thing to pop up when someone’s having a problem especially the people I care about I hate to see them upset. Yet when I’m upset first voice I hear is angry and says things like “suck it up and deal with it and MoveOn we ain’t got time for this”. The array of kick me when I’m down voices in my head astounds me, it’s like I have no compassion for myself at all.
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Marcia
I needed this
This is the meditation I needed today. I’ve been beating myself up for the past week and this made me learn to treat myself with more respect and forgive myself more.
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A
Take the advice you’d give others
Like the idea of talking to myself the way I talk to others. Be more gentle and kind. Be forgiving. Be patient. Why is it easier to be these things with others?
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Åse
more breath
A great reminder that we are not our thoughts. But this practice could benefit from more focus on releasing with the breath.
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Walter J
Forgiving...
I need to be more supportive & forgiving of my own short comings. I cut others slack all the time and Lauren is spot on... I need to do the same for myself! Thanks Lauren for the gentle reminder! ❤️☮️🍀
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bhavi
its okay to let go...
i knew that its ok to let go its ok that im feeling this way.... just need affirmation and some1 to say everything's okay.
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Bianca
Remember...
Although it is ok to not be ok... Everything IS going to be ok
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Jessamine
beautiful
I really needed that, nearly made myself cry because in the end it's only me who knows what I really need to hear 💗
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Aaditi
Better
I learned that even though everything isn’t the best right now, it will and can get better.
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Erin
Feeling stressed
I feel stressed out I am not myself & feeling not feeling well my body is wried things I don’t know why I feel tried
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Christopher
Positivity
Be positive, don’t just think about your mistakes but also about the good you do.
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Hannah
just a kind reminder
I trust that I can make the decision that is right for me. I know what I need, even when I think I dont.
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Pablo
focus
There's a beautiful place in my mind, when I'm focused though.
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Katey
What I would say to my best friend...
I would never talk to even a stranger the same way I talk to myself when I am stressed out or am not functioning as well or being as productive as I feel I should be. I ABSOLUTELY need to work on my inner critic because the negative thoughts that run through my head every day tell me that I’m not good enough, smart enough, successful enough, etc. This is an area that I need to work on.
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Anna
Self love
I would never talk to a stranger the way I talk to my self. Give yourself the advice you would give your friend in the same situation. This means so much, really. Been thinking a lot about this now and I’m gonna try to do this, instead of thinking all the negative thoughts I usually do.
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Katiuscia
compassionate self-talk
I really struggle to be compassionate with myself, perhaps because sometimes people around me are not being supportive, even when I try to do my best, this meditation has helped me to be more supportive and push myself forward despite the setbacks
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Joyce
Compassion begins at home
I’ll just keep trying to do my best, and seek out ways to grow in a positive direction. Namaste
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Christine
Compassion
I would like to hear words of comfort such as, I am proud of you , I see you doing you best, and you will get there. I am with you all the way. I will turn these on myself.
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Dan
love
the kindness and love I give to others is available for myself as well.
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Emin
I’m amazed
I really cannot believe how this session made me feel better!! 🙈
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Tiffany
I so needed this
I am a perfectionist. Today I was asked to change my behavior. Normally I would beat myself up over the mistake. I caught myself. I did not criticize me. Instead I spoke kindly. I prayed to God. I let tears cleanse. This meditation made me think about how to speak to my daughter lovingly. I am reminded that I deserve the same grace I give my daughter.
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Joyce
A compassionate space
Allowing what is, at the present moment, to be recognized, acknowledged, and accepted for what it is. Namaste
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Iara
Stress
This one was by far the best session that I had, going through my week tests, this audio came like a rocket to make me rethink how I see myself... it may take a little time, but it was a great start to begin being less strict with myself.
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Mari
Self love
Through this session I realize that I should go easy on myself, slow down and support me whenever I need
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Joyce
We are caregiver
We are care givers to everybody else . When do we take care of are self. When do we say thank you to our self or I you did a good job ...... thank you
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Keiko
It’s good to hear encouraging words
What surprised me in this meditation is that I was able to listen to these positive words from myself. I am usually being hard on myself about doing more work and trying to fix everything. It was nice to hear these encouraging words from myself.
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Pawpaw
Stop giving myself a hard time
I need to treat myself better, give myself the advice that I tend to give to others
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Olivia
Stress Reliever
I’ve been very stressed with high school lately and this really helped me truly relax for the first time in a long time.
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madalena
Self love
this audio is so great, it made me realize that sometimes all you need are some words of encouragement.
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Dina
Calming
I was supposed to get a meditation that would help me sleep! I don't see how is that supposed to help really so I'm still wide awake unfortunately. But her voice is really calming, I'm sure I would have found it helpful if I were stressed or sad.
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Susan
Compassionate Self Talk
Talk to yourself like you would talk to others. Encourage yourself. Be proud of yourself. Do this throughout your day! What a wonderful lesson. When I begin negative self talk, I am going to remember this. You are what you think yourself to be.
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Corey
Mental Health Day
Today is Mental Health Day. I know that for me, loving myself is hard even on good days and on bad days it’s nearly impossible. I hope that I can remember to come back to this session whenever I need it
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Dimitri
Dont put yourself under pressure
Leave every mistake or wrong decision in the past... try to improve yourself in the future in the same situation.
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aashna
Heartily thanks to this app♡
I was so stressed as I had a fight with my best friend, I was so stressed and wasn't feel like smiling, but this has helped me a lot and that big idiotic grin is literally back on my face💞
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Paris
It doesn't all need to be done right now.
I need to cut myself a break. I managed to get up, get dressed and head to work today. That's an achievement after the past two weeks I've had. Not everything is resolved but I have time. And before then, I need to make time for myself to recover.
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Cam
Day 16
Today was the first time in a while I gave myself a break. This meditation was very helpful in allowing me to acknowledge how much I should tell myself the things I tell loved ones when they are sad. I can do this I can be successful I deserve to be kinder to myself
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Lucinda
I needed that
I am so hard on myself all the time, I don’t treat myself like a friend or someone I love. instead I make myself feel like my own enemy most days. I need to build myself up more gradually every day until it’s a solid part of my life, because it’s a gradual process that took years to get this way so it will take time getting it fixed.
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Emika
Hope
I feel empty , alone , and unwanted everywhere I look so I mainly keep to myself. I’m a sensitive person but instead of getting sad I instantly get mad. My mom says I have a lot of anger in me and that is true. I probably talk to at most 2 people throughout the school day and have been sitting in the stall during lunch for about 2 months now. I thought this might’ve been a phase but it’s never ending .. and I’m only 16 so I know as I age the days will only get worse. It’s Friday night 7:30 and I’m in bed trying to sleep because when you sleep time stops and it’s as if all my worries go away. I know my mom and dad love me but that’s not really going to get me anywhere in life they love me because they have to not because they want to. I stay alive and breathing because my moms too good and precious to deal with the pain of loosing me, same with my dad. I know one day I’ll try and I hope I don’t succeed because I really want to live, I know I can do good in this awful world once I’m old enough and go into my career. This god awful world is only getting worse and I think I need to make a change for the better that’s what I need to fulfill before I pass. Then I’ll be at peace.
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Macy H
What I felt!
During this meditation I felt relaxed and better. I am still stressed but less stressed then I was.
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Jaya
relax
I felt relaxed for some time. Heared and did what was guided.
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Jill
Be kind...
...especially to yourself. You’re doing the best that you can in the situation that arises.
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Debb
Compassion
We frequently talk about being kind to ourselves, but in my mind extending compassion is far more important. Compassion, a desire to alleviate the sufferings; a feeling of sympathy, signifies treating ourselves with tenderness and gentleness. I might be kind to myself by treating myself to a glass of wine, a decadent chocolate or a candlelit bubble bath, but I see compassion as an act that is soul deep. When I extend compassion to myself, I am doing something more than just being nice to myself; I am coming together with and honoring my soul . . . the good and the painful. I am grateful that this meditation gave me pause to think about compassion. I will begin being mindful of compassion towards myself rather than kindness. I think I will begin by going and sitting in one of Kelliah’s sanctuaries that she has so thoughtfully offered. 💫🙏♥️🙏💫
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Yanira
It’s going to be ok
I’m going through a difficult moment and this meditation helps me to remind me that I’m doing fine and that I’m going to be ok. I often need to hear this meditation.
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Sonia
Learning to Let Go
What a beautiful start to my morning. I often forget to just breathe and let go of the stressful times in my life. We can’t control what and why things happen so it’s best to just take it easy and not worry so much. These tough times will pass and will be just a small memory that is incomparable to the beautiful ones ahead. ❤️
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Marianne
Self-love
I learned that self-love is as important as loving others... One needs to appreciate his / her flaws as well as his imperfections... We are not perfect, however, we can change our perspectives to become a better human being 😌🧡🙏🏼🧘🏻‍♀️🎧📱
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Dickson
Self love
Don't let your mind drag you down " you wouldn't talk at someone the way you talk to your self "
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Mouli
Amazing
I felt lighter. It was a good start to my morning. I would do it everyday. Aura really keeps up with the hype.
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Deontae
Mindfulness
I feel more confident about work today and I feel better now about and tackle all the stressful obstacles that come with it 😁😁😁
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Mazie
wow.
I literally cried through that whole thing. This opened my mind to the need to start working on this. thank you.
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Joyce
Compassion
It’s good to cut yourself a break now and then and move on. Namaste
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Hannah
Compassionate self talk
This made me feel good. I think we could all be a little bit nicer to ourselves.
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Nova
Love yourself
I forget to love myself. When I notice the glass is heavy I can compliment myself en put de glass down. I like that🥰
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Shakerra
Love yourself
Be that person that you want others to be for yourself. Love yourself more
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Cherish
Compassion
This meditation looks into you having compassion for yourself as you do for others. Learn self love.
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Wowa
Was dissapointed
i lose a lot of people at the time and tought maybe i get some warmth threwh this but i actually just felt colder and emotionless but was a nice voice tbh anyway thank you have a nice day
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Imani
Strength
I leaned that you have to be strong for others but when other give you the same advice you often feel pain. I always tell others you have to be strong for your love ones when their in need bcuZ you don’t want your bad energy reflecting on them. Sometimes positive vibes or being strong for others is a skill of strength!
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Susan
Compassionate Self Talk
Remeber to speak to yourself as you would speak to a dear friend. Why am I so harsh and demanding with myself? It is okay to be. I am doing fine and doing my best. Let that be enough. Enter the world in a place of compassionate reassurance and see how it changes
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Jessica
Day 44
“You wouldn’t talk to someone else like you talk to yourself sometimes” Also a reminder to myself that for all my flaws, fears, anxieties, and bad habits, God created this moment for a reason. And he knows I can pull through it
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Zephania
compliments
By complementing myself, I lift myself up, motivate myself to do better, to treat others better and move through a tough day with ease.
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Charlie
Helps to get to a compassionate place
It’s so much easier to be kind and compassionate to others than to ourselves. Giving myself that same understanding and kindness is needed, but hard to remember. Thank you.
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Deb
Good one. Self-kindness.
A good reminder to be gentle with myself, to show myself compassionate loving kindness. I am not a machine, I am a magnificent spiritual being having a human experience. 🌈💖🌞
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Becca
Self-Compassion
This is something that I constantly struggle with. I am my own worst critic. I slant every thought about myself in a negative way and I have a difficult time accepting positive feedback. This practice was a great reminder that I need to support myself and treat myself with the same compassion that I treat the world.
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Sara
If I were able to be compassionate with myself, life would be too easy
I can’t think of any other problems where that is not the root of my suffering.
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Kim
Compassion
It really feels good when someone shows me compassion and love for what I do. It also feels good when some me encouragement and respect ✊ for one another. I really enjoyed listen to the words of this mediation given me today .
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Krissi
I don't know what to say
I still haven't learned how to love myself,even though this lesson was good enough to show me the way.I should start saying good things to myself.
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Quesy
A sense of relief kinda.
I need to put my mind at ease by doing what’s best for me. Learning to love me and learning to protect my energy is, everything to me.
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maissa
first session
i need to work with the same advices that i give others and go easy on myself sometimes . it felt good to do so, but just for a moment .
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Naya
I noticed that I am too hard on myself
I need to be nicer to myself. I have all these negative thoughts in my head, that make me feel like I am not good enough and have no worth
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Amy
Good Reminder
This meditation was a great reminder to show myself a little self-love and to be grateful for what I have. 🖤
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Hazel
Helped me remember
I haven’t allowed myself to feel “okay” yet I haven’t thought about it much. This reminded me to feel calm and not everything has to be stressful.
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Jill
Compassion
As humans, we forget this. Often. As I am walking on my lunch break, I am filled with understanding for this. I’m a giver, I’d rather give to those that is not me.
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Jenny
Compassionate Self
In my quest for perfection, I realize that I am really hard on myself. At times I question my abilities and end up diminishing my self-worth. Thank you for reminding me to forgive myself, for making me aware that forgiveness starts with me. Namaste. 🙏🏻
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Hannah
Self Love
I learned that I need to watch what I say to myself. I should incorporate more positive affirmations into my everyday mindset, and notice when I talk down to myself. 🧡
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Saryn
I needed this
I am going to do my best to remember this. I believe it will truly benefit me and as a result those around me as well.
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Osy
Must remember
I need to remind myself of this daily. It’s so easy to forget sometimes
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Sonik
It helps
Anxiety has been a pain recently and often I look to others to reassure me. This was helpful.
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dani
Reminding
This practice really helped to remind me that I need to be more compassionate towards myself because sometimes I really don’t show it.
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William
Self talk
Lauren, perfect! Simple and direct! Compassion injection! Thanks.
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Walter J
Cheering ...
I believe there is great power in giving sincere compliments. Both in giving & receiving them. Taking the time to find something good about someone and then actually bringing it to their attention costs nothing but can have a big impact on them & their self esteem. It also helps the one giving the compliment to stay focused on looking for the positives in any situation. So it is a win-win for everyone. I have noticed over the years the higher a persons self esteem the easier it is for them to accept a compliment. I have also noted it is hard for a person with low self esteem to give a compliment to another. So a great place to start learning to give compliments is to give yourself some. You get both wins and start building your self esteem. Plus you will hopefully start to develop the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad in any situation. Besides who does not like being cheered on?! Start today, right now, find something good about yourself and verbally pay yourself a compliment. Now do it for the next 30 days until it is a habit. It will change your world and make it a more fun, positive place to live & thrive! Best of L.U.C.K. to you! ❤️💪🏼🍀
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Kendall
Self-talk
I resonate with having negative self talk and how I wouldn’t ever say the things I say to myself to someone I care about, which is interesting to me. I can help others but have a difficult time helping myself or am too hard on myself. I also like recognizing the present condition of myself and all of the highs and lows to get here.
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Laurielyn
Compassion
I am doing the right thing. By breaking the cycle of patterns in a toxic relationship, I can be free. I can forgive myself for not listening to my soul time and time again. And I can allow my soul to heal. If I can do that, what more can I be for my children? Maybe more than anything I ever thought I could be. I can be at peace with myself. I can find that peace within. And I can be happy, no matter how big the storm may be. And perhaps, down the road, I can weather those storms with the one I love, hand in hand, step by step. And we can be happy together.
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Jitu
I felt okay !
I learnt to stay calm in this situation and not to think too much and make things more complicate . I learnt to go with the flow and accept what is their which you cannot change .
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Dana
Valuable advice, if I would to talk to someone in my state, I would have said, everything is going
To be ok...go with the flow, you are almost there....so useful
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Samantha
Compassion
I learned that it is honorable to treat yourself with the same compassion that you usually reserve for other people.
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Bri
Compassion
I want to Offer love & compassion to every version of myself that ever needed it & didn’t receive it. I love you I support you I accept you for who you are & always have been - a very empathic being who was told it must be something wrong w you for experiencing emotion that way/that intensely.
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Andrea
Talking kindly to myself
This was much needed. I’m extremely hard on myself that even others notice it. Definitely trying this approach whenever I need it.
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Alison
Compassionate self talk
I put so much pressure on myself and am not always kind to me but I am very good at helping others and telling them to be kind to themselves.. I need to listen to my self sometimes. You have made me think today.
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Val🍃
I needed this
This seriiusly lifted my sprits in ways I can’t describe. It helped me look at self evaluation in an entirely new perspective, literally.
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Teddi
Powerful self-talk
I am hyper-critical of myself. This meditation brought on a wave of waterworks. The words I say to my friends going through hard times are “I’ll be here to support you.” Those are the words I long to hear from others when I’m going through tough times. When I said those words out loud to myself, I started to cry. I’ve never told myself that — ever. I don’t even know how to describe my feelings right now. Maybe this is another step toward self-love on my journey toward self acceptance.
K
Kate
I struggle with a lot of internalized anger. During this session it occurred to me that this anger is directed at myself rather than others.
My journey is ongoing. I am doing the best I can, one day at a time.
J
James
Self-Compassion
I learned that I deserve compassionate self talk. Being hard on myself and negative talk is detrimental to my mood and self-esteem. I deserve to wrap my arms around myself emotionally and be present with my thoughts.