Ever feel unappreciated or unloved? I was reminded the other day how yucky it feels when I feel unappreciated, and how easily I can change that. One of my adult kids announced they were going vegetarian and asked if I could cook some interesting vegetarian meals. Well, I could give it a go, but could I give it a go without resentment or the need to be approved of or appreciated? Well here was the test!
I made an effort that evening to make some very fiddly veggie burgers with homemade sourdough rolls and tomato sauce. I really enjoyed doing it and was pleased with the result. I completed the prep and went to have my '5 Minute Relax Shavasana' (thank goodness!) Shortly after I received a text - "sorry mum, I am not home for dinner'.
What!! I watched my mind go to all sorts of unhelpful places - resentment, blame, martyrdom, criticism! Helpful?? NO!
So what was a more helpful place to go? To remember - 'it is like this now - What is a wise response?
So what I decided to do to remind myself of this and how differently I feel when I believe I can give myself love and appreciation, for the efforts I make to be a positive force in the world. It is completely different when I act from the position of feeling loved and appreciated, without trying to control getting it from outside myself! So what did I do to remind myself that I can love and appreciate myself?
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