What is your self-talk? We all have self talk scripts. Brene Brown, author, PhD, Psychologist, suggests when we talk to ourselves we should be talking as if to someone we love! Is your self-talk balanced…positive, negative?
In “Reaching Out Henri Nouwen” writes:
“When we have come to believe in the voices that call us worthless and unlovable, then success, popularity, and power are easily perceived as attractive solutions. The real trap, however, is self-rejection. As soon as someone accuses me or criticizes me, as soon as I am rejected, left alone, or abandoned, I find myself thinking, “Well, that proves once again that I am a nobody.” … [My dark side says,] I am no good… I deserve to be pushed aside, forgotten, rejected, and abandoned.
Self-rejection is the greatest enemy of the spiritual life because it contradicts the sacred voice that calls us the “Beloved.” Being the Beloved constitutes the core truth of our existence.”