It was interesting today. Slightly went back to a few of my old ways but that’s ok. We have a particular co-worker causing problems and unnecessary drama with nearly everyone. I’m so tired right now, I can’t believe I have work tomorrow. I got invited to another Filipino gathering, it’s tomorrow but I’m a little exhausted with human interaction at the moment. I already went out last night and got home way past my bed time. I think tomorrow I’m just going to buy a new book and read! Anyway Day 6…
As I progress through this level of the course, I intend to practice being mindful and refrain from judging myself or others.
I am willing to let go of the past and be humble enough to let things be different now.
Did you respond rather than react?
I reacted. While anger isn’t something I’ve felt for a while, which is good but I’d like to refrain from judging others.
Did you communicate authentically rather than defend and attack?I think a little bit of both really.
Did you acknowledge your uniqueness rather than compare yourself with others?
Acknowledge my uniqueness.
Did you focus on who you are becoming rather than dwell on the past?
I think I was mostly in the present today to be honest. I was very silly today. I don’t know why. I was in a really silly, happy mood.
Did you remain generous with yourself rather and others rather than being critical and stingy?
I was pretty generous to myself and others.
Did you remain open and receptive rather than push, dominate and manipulate to gain control?
I had no need to push, dominate and control. I was open and receptive.
Did you remain mindful rather than unconscious?
I remained mindful but unconscious several times throughout the day.
Did you remain responsible rather than blame or deny?
I remained responsible.
Did you remain humble rather than judgemental or righteous?
I was judgemental and righteous several times throughout the day at work.
Make a note in your journal of what you specifically don’t like about yourself in each of the following areas:
Appearance – your body or sense of aesthetic
I have a pimple and I hate it
Performance – your ability to produce results and achieve your goals
Contribution – your ability to have impact and make a difference
I know I made a difference today.
Creativity – your ability to be imaginative and inventive
I worked on a bit of music before I ended up falling asleep today.
Individuality – your ability to value your essence and acknowledge your uniqueness
I really like who I’m becoming to be honest.
Love – your ability to love and be loved
Sensitivity – your ability to be kind, caring and compassionate
Intuition – your ability to be wise, perceptive and intuitive
Respond to the following:
1. My Achilles Heel is my anxiety
Take a few quiet moments to muster your compassion and acknowledge how your self criticism makes you feel.
2. What parts of myself am I now pledging to accept?
I am pledging to accept the present.
3. Where am I coming from and which part of me drives my choices and actions?
I’m coming from my Authentic Self.