Activity 3 – Practice in Self-Acceptance
This program is about changing negative patterns to positive ones. Another name for pattern is habit. A habit can be formed from the evaluation strategies suggested in this program. We accept the fact that we have the power to change but we realize that change only happens when we change our habits or patterns. We have to ask ourselves, “What habit could I include in my daily routine that would lead, without overthinking, to my goal?” I am suggesting that we get in the habits of checking our thinking and behavior patterns and then taking step to change them to positive ones and then practicing those steps consistently until they become patterns.
This week we will choose another goal from our list that we can develop this time concentrating on one that will enhance our sense of self-acceptance. For example, I have a difficult time accepting that I am a great poet and that people would be interested in reading my poems in spite of all the positive feedback I am getting. My goal would be to accept and cherish my creative abilities and take one step to having my works published or shared with others.
I suggest the following:
• On day one choose a goal and ask your Higher Self for clarification. Be sure to include some target that can be achieved in one week.
• Each day, ask your Higher Self to reveal a practice for the day and record it.
• Each morning, evaluate the effectiveness of the practice and then then enhance it or set a new one for the day.
• At the end of the week, summarize your progress and check to see if there has been a paradigm shift in the way you accept the wisdom and power of your Higher Self.
Self-acceptance goal: __________________________________________________________________
Steps towards the goal:
Practice activity for the day: _________________________________________________________
Progress report: ______________________________________________________________________
Practice activity for the day: ________________________________________________________