Take your mind off yourself for a moment and look around. What are you being shown today that will lead to knowledge and enlightenment? What are you being shown about yourself that will enhance your life experience if only you would notice and take advantage of it? Are you only seeing the negatives and missing all the positive signs you are constantly being gifted? Take your attention off your usual thoughts about yourself and look outward for a moment. Extend that moment to an hour, an hour freed of your usual self-condemnations. What do you begin to notice? When negative thoughts arise, refuse them. Look only outside of yourself at something beautiful, calm, and peaceful for a change and be freed of yourself for hours at a time. What do you experience inside yourself when you are freed of yourself? Something beautiful, calm, and peaceful too? You can change by changing your inner attitudes about yourself, but it’s up to you to prove it, one hour at a time.
-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne