My Wednesday morning started with an important epiphany: I caught myself having a thought that unrooted some underlying feelings of shame towards a very natural need. With all the radical acceptance work I've been doing lately, I uncovered how irrational this thought was and, with such a powerful realization, I knew I had to share it in this blog.Read More
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Forgiveness is paramount when it comes to personal recovery. Without it we will forever the continue cycle of shaming ourselves and digging ourselves into deeper holes. When we focus on forgiveness, we hold ourselves accountable for the mistakes that we made and recognize that our self-worth is still infinite and that we are still lovable. It is hard to balance the feelings of compassion and shame simultaneously, but, through practicing personal forgiveness, we are slowly able to learn the mechanisms of how to best to achieve this.
This meditation is extremely powerful and emotive. It focuses on recognizing the mistake we made while simultaneously recognizing our self-worth and ability to be unconditionally loved. When we combine compassion with the difficult feelings, we can experience a deep release of emotion and profound healing.Read More