A friend posted this YouTube video on my facebook page and it is fabulous. Why is it so hard to say I love you to the face in the mirror? One of my newer goals is to do something called "Mirror Work" by Louise Hay. My friend Lisa told me about the practice and the discussion of it caused me to feel choked up. I have yet to begin the practice ... It almost feels overwhelming. Actually, it does feel overwhelming, there is no almost about it.
I watched this video and I realize that I'm not the only one that struggles with this. Why must it be a struggle? Why is it easier to find fault in ourselves? Why is it easier to accept imperfections in others than it is in ourselves? No one is perfect and I would never speak to another person the way I do myself in an internal dialogue. This is certainly one of the learned behaviors I seek to change at this time. As I catch those types of criticisms and thoughts I say to myself, "cancel that ..." and reword it in a more positive manner.
With enough frequency there I will eventually turn the tide and my confidence will grow. Baby steps, because it is a process. One day in the near future I will start on that mirror work.
In the meantime ... this wonderful little video.