“Do not speak badly of yourself – for the warrior within hears your words and is lessened by them.”
It’s a very sad and painful fact of life that betrayal causes us to doubt ourselves.
We start looking at ourselves with harsh, judgmental eyes.
And we pull ourselves apart, and we focus on ‘what’s wrong’.
We denigrate our body, and attack the way we look.
And we think that we are dull, and lack personality.
You would think that we were trash – how we’ve come to see ourselves –
Through that cracked or shattered mirror that we’re staring into now.
But that’s isn’t who we are.
Those distortions are all lies.
We are thoughtful, talented and – it’s true – we’re beautiful.
How I wish we had compassion, and were kinder to ourselves.
How I wish we didn’t feel we were so inadequate.
If only we’d believe – and could really take to heart –
That this isn’t a reflection of our value and our worth.