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The Power of Self-Respect

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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, we're going

to talk about respecting yourself.

An interesting thing happens when

you start to respect yourself.

You become much more sensitive

to other people not respecting

you and much less tolerant of it.

There are a number of reasons why we

might not have a sense of self-respect.

And some of that is

often out of our control.

It could be related to how we were

raised, experiences with people

during childhood, our caregivers.

And did they instill a sense of

feeling worthy or being worth respect?

And if we didn't get that, we

can develop an inner narrative

that doesn't feel worthy of

respect, that beats ourselves up.

But through that, we end up creating a

standard of what we believe we deserve

and what we're allowed to receive.

And if you've noticed this in your own

life, perhaps, a certain inner critic or

a way that you relate to yourself that

is not from a place of compassion, but is

more related to hate, berating yourself

or just being your own worst critic.

Chances are when you hear that

from other people, it's allowed a

little bit more because you're so

used to experiencing it yourself.

However, as you go about the journey

of personal development, personal

growth, meditation, something

starts to change on the inside.

Your inner narrative becomes

much more gentle, kinder, more

compassionate, and more loving.

Things like loving kindness meditation, or

self-compassion meditation help with this.

Well, now you have a new standard

for how to relate yourself, to

yourself, what you're worth.

And you become much more sensitive

to when something different is

coming into you from the outside.

So the cool thing about this

is that you're on this journey.

You're developing this new inner

narrative, this new sense of self-worth.

And you may notice that relationships

that seemed okay before, actually

start to feel more troublesome.

You become more aware of, Oh, this

person actually, isn't nice to me.

They don't actually respect me.

And if you're experiencing that, it

might be a sign of your own growth.

And it may be a sign that you do need

to reorganize some of the people in your

life, so that they meet the new standard

that you're creating for yourself.

It's just something to think about on

your own inner growth journey, because

it always will impact your outer world.

Thank you for your practice.

Let's settle in for today's meditation.

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