Louise Hay on Self Love (Quotes to live by)
Sep 06, 2017
How much of your self talk is about criticizing yourself and giving yourself a hard time?
Women in particular have been somehow conditioned to be way more mean to ourselves than we are to anyone else, don't you think?
This is what Louise Hay has to say about it:
Loving the self, to me, begins with never ever criticizing ourselves for anything. Criticism locks us into the very pattern we are trying to change. Understanding and being gentle with ourselves helps us to move out of it. Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
(New research on willpower actually confirms this – that self-criticism depletes the will to change while self-compassion encourages change and helps us live up to the best versions of ourselves – who would have thought!!)
She also said:
Self-approval and self-acceptance in the now are the main keys to positive changes in every area of our lives.
The more we love ourselves, the less we project our pain onto the world.
From the moment we were born, most of us have heard No, Stop, Don't. It's no wonder we get stuck. We need to start saying Yes to life!
Writing the Daily Wisdom blog is a way to keep myself consistent with my intentions, both for writing and for living my values on a daily basis. I hope it inspires you too!