When you suffer from OCD, Eating Disorders, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, Anxiety Disorders Depression, or low self-esteem, it is easy to say cruel things to ourselves and devalue our worth, just because we are struggling mentally. A lot of my clients present with a sense that they are not worthy of love, compassion and self-care. One might criticize themselves for struggling to stop doing compulsive behaviors, or for the way they look, or for being “less than” in one or many ways. While yes, these are difficult to manage, they are not an indication that we are not worthy of love and kindness.
Lovingkindness is a great way to practice compassion and self care in your life. In a society that over-values the way we look, productivity and materialism, lovingkindness can bring us back to the fact that we are all one, and we are all worthy of love. Yes, YOU! Every singe one of us. We are not worthy of love because we are better than someone else, or smarter, or faster, or prettier. We are not NOT worthy of love because we are suffering. We are ALL worthy because we all come to this earth to love. I believe this strongly.
I hope this podcast resonates with you. It is here for you to use as much as you like. Enjoy!
Episode #2: Lovingkindness Meditation