This meditation was bittersweet. Nearly 1/3 of my life had been spent in painful and abusive environments. For a time, I was unaccustomed to expressions of acceptance, kindness and love. The beauty of this meditation, is that it refocuses my attention to those affirmations, phrases and words which do not destroy; but, in fact build and support your soul. The trick, the key, is to own those words....to believe those words and not just “hear” them. I find it fascinating and perplexing.