READ THIS if you need a boost. I just ordered a used, self-improvement book on Amazon (because that’s how I roll) and was DEEP into the chapter on transforming self-limiting beliefs into affirming beliefs when something radically touched my heart.
The teaching said to write out the limiting statements that you believe to be true about yourself, then to switch the negative into a positive. Scribbled in the margin of the page was a woman’s beautiful handwriting and three statements that read: I am intelligent. I am a great speller. I can spell anything! By reading this we can assume what her limiting beliefs must have been.
This gave me chills because it was as if for a brief moment I was deeply connected to the woman who wrote these beliefs. We are strangers who will never meet, yet we are completely understanding of each other. I have no idea what this woman looks like, how old she is, or how she’d be described by friends and family, yet I GET HER. I get her self talk and her shame, I get her need for healing. I AM A BAD SPELLER, TOO! I loved reading her affirming beliefs because they made me remember we’re ALL working on STUFF. It’s not just “fat/skinny,” lovable/unlovable” “one arm/two/arms” or “pretty/weak,” it’s the little things we’ve been carrying with us since we were kids. So girl, you ARE smart. You ARE a great speller! You look sexy in those jeans, and those aren’t bags under your eyes, your face is PERFECT just the way it is. You are lovable, deserving AND ENOUGH. Practice sharing your affirming belief in my comments. I’ll start: I am strong and my healthy body gives me the strength to conquer mountains. Your turn! Pic by @dylan.h.brown #maybeyouliterallycaneven #halfdome #yosemite