As many of you have seen, I have a new blog! This is a bit new to me and I have yet to get the “Art” of blogging down. Doing something new is not always easy. There is always a learning curve that, at least for me, I would rather not have to experience. I would just rather be “perfect” at whatever I attempt in my world! I would rather be perfect because deep down there is a part of me that fears that I might not be “perfect” at something I want to be perfect at. Ever felt like that before?
What is it about our need to judge ourselves? Why do we judge ourselves so harshly when we are trying to learn something new or do something for the first time? I am pretty sure that if we sat down with a friend, that we would give them permission to learn a new – whatever. We would extend positive words and reassuring thoughts that would be most loving and supportive. For ourselves…. sometimes……not so much.
I’m experienceing this whole concept of learning something new once again in my world with blogging. I have been noticing the internal dialogue about this whole process. Some of it is saying: “What makes you think you can do this?” “Are you really going to do this?” “I can’t wait to do this. I have been wanting to do this for weeks.” So tonight I decided to put that internal dialogue to the side and say hello!
HELLO my friends!
Welcome to the website! And thank you for taking your time to read the blog here. My goal here is to occasionally take a word, a thought, a discussion or a book and “blog” about it. Feel free to make a comment anytime. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
So you have heard about my reservations about trying something new, how are things going for you? Anything new you are trying out in your world? In my world, that wonderful self talk, once agains has something to say! Does your self talk speak to you when you want to learn something new?
We teach something called “mindful centering.” Please read more about it here on the website. In short, mindful centering is a tool that can be used to help us monitor and change our self talk. We all have self talk. The trick is to begin to notice what it is saying. Is that self talk being loving and supportive or is that self talk telling you what you are NOT good at? And if your self talk is not loving and supportive then we want to turn those words of fear into words of love. With mindful centering you can learn to do just that.
Can’t wait to hear how it is for you!