All That is Right With You
Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction), said “As long as you are breathing, there is more right with you than there is wrong, no matter how ill or how hopeless you may feel.”
Take a moment to reflect on this. As humans we often focus on the things that we have done wrong. We could be better, smarter, richer, thinner... fill in your own adjective. I encourage you to begin a practice of remembering and acknowledging all that is right with you. Do it now, as you read this.
1. Focus on your body. Write down all the things that are right about it. For example,
2. Focus on your actions. Write down a list of all the things that you have done to take good care of yourself and those that you love.
3. Focus on your thoughts. Write down all the thoughts that lift you up. Look to your favorite quotes for inspiration.
4. Focus on your emotions. Make a list of times when you felt complete, happy and at peace.
5. Focus on your connections. Make a list of all the positive connections that you have had with people in your life.
6. Focus on your accomplishments. Make a list of your accomplishments over the past year. Include projects big and small.
You are an amazing being!
Revel in this. Take your list of all that is good and right with you and post it on your bulletin board or on your refrigerator. Acknowledge yourself fully and completely.
When you find yourself being critical about something that you have done, switch to being gentle. Surround yourself with love and kindness. Lift yourself up when times get hard.
Look at your list of all that is right with you EVERY DAY. I promise that this practice will transform your life.
10/7/2015 10:18:49 am
I LOVE your blog!!!
10/7/2015 11:08:37 am
Thanks so much, Tobi! That means a lot to me.
1/11/2016 08:36:18 am
I'm really thankful to you for the pieces of advice you shared. I've problems with my body, especially with my weight... I've never been fond of myself, and others have never shown any affection to me, so I didn't consider myself to be worth anybody. Now, as I looked at my body from the different angle, I know that I've nothing to be ashamed of. I started to exercise every morning and evening, and I feel so happy. Thanks for inspiring me to live!
1/12/2016 11:14:23 am
Samantha, I'm so glad that my blog spoke to you. Congratulations for looking at yourself anew and taking care of the miraculous being that you are! Keep me posted. All best, Bonnie
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In practice for over 20 years, Bonnie Diamond offers individualized, heart-centered care using a pain-free, Japanese style of acupuncture. Her work is influenced by her nine year struggle with and complete recovery from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
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