Thursday, 28 July 2011

The Power of Rejection

   I'm not talking about the kind of rejection you're thinking of - when we're turned down by something we want. I'm talking about how we can use the power of rejecting negativity to our advantage.

   You know that inner banter that can sometimes turn so negative? The critic within starts telling us that we're not good enough, not beautiful, not worthy. How many times a day do you struggle with this? How many times a day do you hear some backwards phrase whispered into your ears - by yourself? Sometimes we just need to stand up and shout:


   If you don't stand up for yourself, who will? Sometimes we really need to be our own best friend, defend ourselves, and reject negativity. Don't even give that inner critic a second to start tearing you down - reject it immediately. Remind yourself, 'Actually, self, I AM a great person, I AM beautiful, I AM loveable, and everything is going to be OKAY. So SHUT IT!' Get tough! You'll find your confidence grows by sticking up for yourself - even though it's only against you. 

   Some people might think that it sounds crazy to speak to yourself like that, that the only words that can hurt are the ones spoken by other people. That's not true! Often the most harmful lies are the ones we tell ourselves. Our biggest enemy can be our own mind - or we can be our biggest advocate.

   It's up to you. Listen to the lies, the critiques, the twisting of reality - and let yourself crumble into despair. Or, reject your inner critic. Reject the negativity. Reject your self-doubt. Stand up for yourself and choose a new thought, a positive idea, a thankful attitude.

   Whether it's in dancing or your personal life, please remember today that you are beautiful. You are worthy. You are going to be okay, and if something truly negative is happening, let it make you stronger.

Here are some encouraging quotes:

Whatever a person's mind dwells on intensely and with firm resolve, that is exactly what he becomes.
 - Shankaracharya

You are never given a dream without also being given the ability to make it come true.
- Unknown

Stop and appreciate what you have today. Look at what you have with wider eyes, with more compassion and more gratitude for the things that you do have.
 - M. Imperioli

Accept who you are; and revel in it.
- M. Albom

Thoughts are boomerangs, returning with precision to their source. Choose wisely which ones you throw.
- Unknown

If we understood the power of our thoughts, we would guard them more closely.
If we understood the awesome power of our words, we would prefer silence to almost anything negative.
In our thoughts and words we create our own weaknesses and our own strengths.
Our limitations and joys begin in our hearts.We can always replace negative with positive.
 -  B. Eadie

Peace and love to all of you xo

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