GIVE UP ALL CRITICISM

It starts with yourself.

Author Louise Hay.

I’ve studied and been a huge fan of the wonderful Louise Hay for many years. She died recently at age 90.

She was one of my favorite people. I think the world is a lonelier and less bright place without her.

Louise founded the Hay House Empire and was one of the most popular spiritual leaders of my generation.

The first book of hers that changed my life was You Can Heal Your Life. It was powerful!

This one sentence changed me. She said:

If you do just this ONE THING you will have found the key to your life. That is to:

STOP ALL CRITICISM! JUST STOP CRITICIZING YOURSELF …NOW AND FOREVER MORE.

“Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”


WOW NEVER criticize?

That seems like a tall order

How can we make improvements on ourselves if we don’t criticize ourselves? Isn’t that how we improve? 
Isn’t that how changes happen — when we criticize ourselves?

WELL…no.

Change can still happen but it happens quicker when we APPROVE of ourself.


MAKE A VOW

My inner critic is alive and well and ready to strike often. I’m sure many of yours is also but, Louise suggests to MAKE A VOW to NEVER CRITICIZE YOURSELF.

Instead, come from a place of being OK as you are — AND know from that place you can make changes.

CRITICISM never changes a thing.

Accept yourself exactly as you are…THEN if you want to make changes you can do it from this space of acceptance.

Ooo. I like it.

When you think about yourself or talk to yourself try this. Try to CHOOSE thoughts that are:

Nurturing
Uplifting
Supportive
Gentle
Kind!

I like to add humorous to the list! When we can kid around with ourselves it helps too.


I tried this today and noticed miraculous changes in not only MY attitude but the response I got from others. It was quite a noticeable shift! I had a great day.

I think I’ll keep doing this. It was fun not to criticize one thing about me.

How bout you? Do you want to join me in this experiment? If it works PLEASE let me know in the comments!


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