You have been criticising yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens – Louise Hay
We come into the world naked but we are soon clothed with the thoughts and ideas of others. When we look in a mirror do we see who we really are or what society and our life circumstances have created?
You are unique, there has never been and will never be another like you. Each of us has our own essential nature. Yet we live with the aspiration of conformity. We become so embroiled in external events that we disdain our inner life. So much so that our thoughts are given precedence over our feelings, and so live the illusion that our inner feelings are dependent on external circumstances rather than the other way around.
We have evolved from caves to skyscrapers but have brought with us the same survival obsessed ‘reactive ego’. We believe that we need to act or react in a particular way to fulfil our perceived needs, and hence enhance our chances of survival. Our minds have become mathematical.
Everything has always existed. In the truest sense nothing has ever been created, only shaped differently. Whether we recognise it or not we are members of a limitlessly intelligent universe
The real you is an observer, you are the witness of the interplay of life. In fact the purpose of meditation is to extricate you from the human condition, and change your point of perspective to that of the witness or observer.