The living body is the best pharmacy ever devised. It produces diuretics, painkillers, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, and antibiotics. It applies the right dosages with minimal or no side effects, and the directions are inbuilt. Deepak Chopra
1. Love – Acknowledge that you deserve health and happiness, and that you’re worth the effort it takes to make a positive change. Remind ourself how the specific change you are making supports for your wellbeing.
2. Compassion. Without self-judgment, recognize how the habit you are trying to change creates suffering and stress(including our habit of being hard on yourself).Then acknowledge your desire to be free from this suffering.
3. Joy.Give yourself credit for and celebreate, any positive actions you have taken to support yourself in this change. Also add gratitutude for any support you have reiceved from your family and friends.
4. Equanimity.If you are feeling bad about a recent setback, remind yourself that mistakes are only human, and theyre an important part of the path of change. Instead of berating yourself focus on your larger goal, to be happy, healthy and free from suffering.
Meditate on your Inner Wisdom. We tend to believe that the sources of true wisdom lie with the great and the good. Yet however modest our lives are, we are al capable of arriving at profound insights. All that is required is the willingness to attend to our own experience and to regard ourselves as having the potential for a rich inner life.
What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
The relationship at the heart of all our lives is the one we have with ourselves. No other relationship can be an adequate substitute. regularly spending time in meditation will help you to cultivate this key aspect in your life.