FIND TRUE SELF-ESTEEM AND DETOXIFY YOUR LIFE
FIND TRUE SELF-ESTEEM AND DETOXIFY YOUR LIFE, True self-esteem is not the same thing as improving your self-image. Self-image results from what other people think of you.
The true self lies beyond images.
It can be found at a level of existence that is independent of the good and bad opinions of others. It is fearless, It has infinite worth. When you shift your identity from your self-image to your true self, you will find happiness that no one can take away from you.
FIND TRUE SELF-ESTEEM
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. —Buddha
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly. —St. Francis de Sales
Happiness is natural to life because it is part of the self.
When you know yourself, you access happiness at its source. But most people confuse themselves with their self-image. Our self-image is created when we identify with external things.
These can be people, events, and situations as well as physical objects.
People seek money, for instance, in the belief that the more they have, the happier they’ll be. Even though we’ve all heard that money can’t buy happiness, the pursuit of money hasn’t ended, because we identify so strongly with how much money we earn, how good our job is, and what kinds of things we own.
Money, status, possessions, and the opinions of others have a powerful influence on who we think we are.
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DETOXIFY YOUR LIFE
Your natural state is one of joy, peace, and spontaneous fulfillment.
All of these are rooted first in the mind as the result of conditioning.
Therefore, the solution to toxicity in your life lies at the level where the mind has lost its natural state. Such conditioning begins very early in life. The first symptoms are toxic emotions like anger, anxiety, guilt, and shame.
As one grows, this is followed by poor self-esteem, toxic relationships, and lifestyle imbalances. In order to detoxify your life, you need to learn how to reverse this entire range of conditioning.
Who shall ascend to the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart. —Psalm 24
The roots of unhappiness are often invisible. This is especially true of the conditioning that creates toxicity in a person’s life. The most powerful conditioning exists at a subtle level of the mind. It begins in the first year of a child’s life, as the infant’s brain learns how to think, feel, and behave from influences in the home.
Conditioning becomes a dominant feature in all of us by the time we’re toddlers.
There are seven steps to ridding yourself of a toxin at the subtle level:
Step 1. Take responsibility for your present response.
Step 2. Witness what you are feeling.
Step 3. Label your feeling.
Step 4. Express what you feel.
Step 5. Share what you feel.
Step 6. Release the toxic feeling through ritual.
Step 7. Celebrate the release and move on.
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