Say "I love you". Say it to your body, say it to God, your child, your friend .. Say "I love you" to the air you breathe, to the house that shelters you. Say "I love you" to your challenges. Say it over and over. Mean it. Feel it. There is nothing as powerful as Love.
As I mentioned above, you are responsible for everything that appears to 'come into' your mind, even if it seems to be “out there.” Once you realise this, feeling sorry comes about very naturally. I know I sure do. If I hear of a hurricane, I am remorseful that something in my consciousness has created it. I’m so very sorry that someone I know has a broken bone that I realise I have caused.
This realisation can be painful, and you could, most likely resist accepting responsibility for the “out there” kind of problems until you start to practice this method on your more obvious “in here” problems and see results.
Stat by choosing something that you already know you’ve caused for yourself, such as over-weight, nicotine, alcohol or some other addiction, anger issues, health problems… start here and say you’re sorry. That’s the whole step "I’m sorry". Although I think it is more powerful if you say it more clearly: “I realise that I am responsible for the (issue) in my life and I feel terrible remorse that something in my consciousness has caused this.”
Don’t worry about who you are asking. Just ask, "Please forgive me". Say it over and over. Mean it. Remember your remorse from step 2 as you ask to be forgiven.
Say “Thank you” … and again, it does not really matter who or what you are thanking. Thank your body for all it does for you. Thank yourself for being the best you can be. Thank God. Thank the Universe. Thank whatever it was that just forgave you. Just keep saying "Thank you"
Shanti Gowans is the globally recognised author and founder of Shanti Yoga™, Meditation and Ayurveda for the self, family and community.
Shantiji has brought the concepts and practices of a healthy body and a still mind to thousands of Australians through her Yoga and Meditation programs on national television... Read more about Shantiji's biography
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