Continuing to explore the theme of "letting go", have you considered that Criticism can lead to arthritis, guilt always looks for punishment and punishment creates pain?
Fear and the tension it produces, can create sore feet.
Very valid questions to ask of yourself when you are not feeling quite right. Not feeling quite right or experiencing pain in varying degrees in your body means that it is trying to get your attention to tell you something of extreme importance regarding how your state of mind is affecting your well being.
So it is a good idea to listen to what it has to tell you. Then ACT.
RELEASE THE PAST
The past is over and done. How foolish it is to punish ourselves in the present because someone hurt us in the past.
Release the past and forgive. Forgiveness means "letting go".
Self approval and self acceptance in the now are the keys to positive changes in every area of our lives.
NEVER EVER criticise yourself for anything. Be gentle with yourself.
Love and accept yourself exactly as you are.
WHAT WE GIVE OUT WE GET BACK
Realise that what we give out, we get back.
What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us.
We are responsible for everything in our lives - the best and the worst.
Every thought we think is creating our future and the thoughts that we think, the words that we speak create our experiences. Most importantly, understand that the Universe only accepts us at our own value and reflects our beliefs in our lives.
If you hold negative beliefs about yourself, then be willing to release them. LET THEM GO for they serve no positive purpose.
If you have a negative thought about yourself, this thought produces a feeling...I'm not good enough, I'm not worthy, I am ugly, I am fat, I am dumb, I am...already I am feeling depressed!
If you say to yourself I am more than good enough, I am worthy, I am gorgeous and slim and smart......now I don't feel so depressed....
What your subconscious hears, it will allow you to experience so saying positive things to yourself about yourself HAS to have a positive effect over time.
CLAIM THE NEW
As a simple and practical exercise to commence ridding yourself of negative beliefs about yourself, create some positive affirmations.
Write down the negative beliefs you hold about yourself and turn them into positives.
Repeat these positive affirmations to yourself every single day until you have imbedded those new beliefs within your consciousness. You can use the time spent driving as your positive affirmation time. Say them to yourself in the morning and the evening.
Being positive towards yourself is the greatest of gifts. It is not egotistical, it is certainly better than judging yourself, comparing yourself to others and then feeling less than. What is the point?
It is your life to live it to the best of your ability with the skills and personality you have created. No reason to constantly compare yourself to others so that you can find a way to criticise and punish yourself.
Time to say enough.
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