I was reflecting on the fact that we often hear or tell our selves “be kinder to yourself, love yourself more”.
Yet it only feels like words, it feels hard to actually do and more like a bandaid that keeps falling off!
I realized that if we don’t address the underlying issues of self-judgement, self-hatred, guilt, shame and so forth – that Self-Love will not stick.
Which reminds me of the story of my kitchen tiles – I’d like to get new beautiful smooth tiles.
We currently have tiles that would be very challenging to remove and have thought of putting new tiles over – horrible idea, right?
It’s a bad idea because the new tiles may not adhere, they’ll look bizarre being an centimetre or so higher than my other flooring. And I’m sure there are other reasons.
So the better option is to remove those old tiles that really don’t benefit us anymore, nor will they help in the future look of our kitchen. And THEN put on our new beautiful smooth tiles.
Its about becoming aware that the easy way isn’t always the best way in the long run. That the stuff underneath needs to be addressed too.
Makes sense, right?
What are you ready to address and remove?
Avdeep is an occupational therapist that enables clients to overcome anxiety, stress, trauma, limiting thoughts and beliefs. Through deep listening and various techniques she guides clients to process and release negative emotions. She inspires clients to let go of judgement, to live with self-compassion and to reconnect with their spirit – in order to live a happier and more meaningful life. She beautifully blends her formal training with intuition to create change with clients. She brings mindfulness, Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), HeartMath Coaching and energy work to client sessions.