Facing the Bully

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How do I admit at the age of 47 that I still listen to a bully?

She appeared about six months ago. At first she just made a comment or two about my job performance.  I was giving it my all to make the new endeavor a success.  Her snide remarks were quite unnerving.  Why couldn’t she simply encourage me?  A kind word goes a long way.

Next came the biting remarks.  “You make too many mistakes.  Stop while you are ahead.”  Wow!  Was that necessary?

She began to dig in and make comments about my appearance.  “I noticed the dimples on your legs.  You might want to do something about that.”  She began to focus on my physical appearance.  Every day it was something new.  “Hey, you have age spots on your neck.  You might want to try some of that skin lightening cream.”

It has taken a while to get my belly full of the bullying.  It stops now!

It’s time to shut her up and show a little love.  That bully is none other than myself.

The voice of the bully can be brutal.  It squashes dreams and keeps us from being the best that we can be.  The best way to get rid of the negative voice is to practice self-love and compassion.  Even though I know this, it can be a tall order at times.

When the bully appears, take the time to understand why and let it go.  Fear comes in many forms.

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Check Your Price Tag

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If you haven’t evaluated your personal worth lately, perhaps it is time to rip off the “clearance” tag and dig a little deeper into your thoughts of self value.  Although there are no simple calculation methods, remember that you cannot use the “comparison” method.  As an individual, YOU have a unique combination of qualities that make you irreplaceable!  There are no replicas in this world.  If you have forgotten your worth, find someone in your life that you look up to and admire.  Bring all the positive feelings that you have for that person into your heart and allow them to soak into your being.  They are simply a mirror of your own beautiful soul.  Yes, that’s right!  If you recognize beauty in another, then it must be inside of you for you to be able to recognize it.  Think about that!

If you know your personal worth, do your friends and family a favor and mirror their beauty to them so that they may recognize their own worth.

Namaste (the God light in me honors the God light in you) beautiful souls ♥