Even those of us who have gone through the process successfully, who are clear about who they really are might still have a few unresolved issues that we struggle with from time to time. It's part of the process of being human. No matter how much we learn, no matter how hard we try, none of us will ever be perfect. We will all have issues that we struggle with throughout our lives.
But if we are true to ourselves, we will always come through. Oh, to see ourselves as other see us. And how can we do that, in a gentle and non-judgemental way? Here is one way: It requires a little work, but as we all know, nothing worthwhile is gained without some small effort.
Try the following exercises and see how you do:
1) At the end of each day make a list of the things you have done and said which you were proud of.
2) Make a list of the things you have done and said that you are ashamed of
3) Make these lists each week for the next four weeks. At the end of each week write a summery of your assessment of, who and what kind of person you have been.
4) After the fourth week, and having reviewed your lists and your summaries, write yourself a letter. Write the letter as if you are addressing it to your child, your best friend--your partner. Someone who you do not want to hurt, but who you would like to know your true feelings.
The truth is that you must be your best friend. Write the letter to yourself, and read it every day for the next week. And smile. Know yourself, learn to be proud of yourself, accept yourself, and love yourself.
For more lessons and insights check back next month and also see our "Weekly actions," posted, every week here in Own Your Power. Try, too, Rosemary's book, "You Own the Power." for more lessons about owning your power. Get this book and other Books and tapes by Rosemary in our online store.
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