What are You Saying to Yourself Today? (Brief Reflection and Practice)

The things you say to yourself can empower you to live more fully and beautifully, or they can wilt your spirit. You are the closest person to you, so what you say to yourself really matters.


How our spirit feels when we say unkind things to ourselves.

Here are two things you can practice today:

1. Throughout the day, stop periodically and notice the things you are saying to yourself. Are they kind, loving, and nurturing? Are they cruel and unloving?

2. Every time you notice yourself saying something that is unloving, change it to a loving and nurturing thought. Here are some things you can say to yourself.

I am willing to be loving to myself. 

I am willing to be my own best friend. 

I am willing to learn to speak lovingly to myself. 

I am a ray of God’s light. I am precious and divine. 


This is how your spirit feels when you water it with loving words and thoughts.

I am learning and growing everyday. 

I am a unique and beautiful individual–like a flower. I will nurture myself. 

I am doing the best I can, and I am proud of myself. 

I have everything I need within me to succeed. 

In case you have problems believing these things, please know that all of these things are absolutely true already about your True Self. Our True Self is the beautiful, innocent, good, joyful nature we are all born with. You can think of it as the image of God in you, your light, or your Buddha Nature. You might also think of it as your baby nature. Think of how innocent, good, and loving little babies are. We are all born with this nature, and we never lose it. It just gets clouded sometimes, or we forget it. The more we speak lovingly to ourselves, the more we nurture it and allow it to grow.

Speak to yourself lovingly Friend. Your spirit cannot wait to hear the loving things you will say to it today.

Have you experienced a change in outlook and confidence because of changing the way you talk to yourself? If so, I would love to hear about it below.

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5 thoughts on “What are You Saying to Yourself Today? (Brief Reflection and Practice)

    1. Thank you so much for sharing this, Lisa! I have had the same thing happen to me. I really like the idea of freeing our mind for better thoughts. Negative thoughts can be so enslaving sometimes!

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