This past weekend I had a wonderful time visiting with 4 of my friends from high school. I had definitely been craving some girlfriend time, and that was exactly what I needed. We simply hung out, ate (a lot), and talked getting caught up on all the wonderful things happening in our lives. We also decided we would make it an annual event--which I'm very excited about! If you're craving a little girl-time, I would encourage you to make the move and set up a date.
On the ride home, I was listening to a podcast of Oprah and Eckhart Tolle's class on book The New Earth. Eckhart made an interesting comment about our tendancy to fill our minds with negative self-talk. He said something to the effect of: If we had a relationship with someone who said all of the negative things we say to ourselves, we would end the relationship. The truth of this statement really resonated with me. It's an interesting way to think about the way we talk to ourselves. Next time we find ourselves thinking negatively about ourselves (which is the first step--awareness), perhaps we could ask ourselves if we would tolerate someone else saying this to us, and if not, we should definitely work to let the thought go.
Here is the yoga-thought/positive self-statement for the day:
I am willing to let others know who I am.