There are many ways that we can take care of ourselves and express self-love. We can read uplifting poetry, pamper ourselves with massage, take long walks in nature, or reach out to a friend (or therapist) for support. I’ve personally discovered that meditating on self-love allows me to reconnect with my heart—to remember that I am worthy of love, especially my own.
Meditating on self-love gives you permission to get real and vulnerable with yourself. Sitting with your thoughts and feelings, rather than pushing them away, is itself an act of love. When you focus on your heart as you meditate, you will able to create a compassionate space from which you can feel, without judgment, whatever it is you need to feel. During this time you will not beating yourself up about whatever you think you did wrong or however you think you can’t “measure up.” you are simply allowing yourself to be human.
As soon as you leave the present moment and allow your thoughts (good or bad) to consume your attention, you can feel yourself drifting away from the experience of this compassionate space.
Meditation allows you to see that thoughts aren’t permanent; they come and go. When you take a step back from them and let them pass, you will see that any unworthiness you feel is only temporary.
So, instead of being hard on yourself and getting caught up in the usual “not enough” story-line when you face self-doubt and lack of self-love, breathe, and come join me for this self love meditation to remind yourself that you are worthy of your own love and compassion.
This self love meditation evening is $10.00 and herbal tea will be served.
Doors open at 6:45 pm.