Just learned this one and want to pass it along – replace the world “should” with “deserve” and watch your life change!
“Should” is SO shaming and I find that it actually STOPS me from moving forward. “Deserve” is empowering and opening. My defenses are not engaged and I look for the possibilities and for the WAY to make it happen.
So far, I’m using it in the following ways:
- I deserve to exercise.
- I deserve to eat vegetables instead of cookies.
- I deserve to finish my work.
- I deserve to blog.
- I deserve to write.
You, yourself, as much as anyone in the entire Universe, deserve your love and affection. – Buddha