Wednesday, January 23, 2008

If you think you're stupid, love yourself for it!

Each week my yoga instructor gives the class a new quote to mull over.

This week it was, "No matter what you're feeling, the only way to get a difficult feeling to go away is to simply love yourself for it. If you think you're stupid, then love yourself for feeling that way. It's a paradoax, but it works. To heal, you must be the first one to shine the light of compassion on any area within you that feel are unacceptable." - Christiane Northrup

I enjoy this quote because it's nurturing but also, kind of funny....sometimes quotes are so over the top and make me feel like grumbling "oh, brother" & roll my eyes.

This speaks to the everyday me...the me that yells at a hanger for getting tangled with other hangers in the closet.

7 comments:

samantha jo campen said...

Wait until you're pregnant--you won't just be yelling at the one hanger, you'll be screaming at them ALL, then throwing them, and then crying in a heap on the floor.

I'm just sayin'.

K said...

Just popped in to say hello...sent over from Samantha - Welcome to the blog world!
And best of luck :)

Terri said...

Yay, a new blog to read! I found Samantha Jo's from black Belt Mama (found hers while doing a karate search). I adore blogs because they are about real people. I live in Orland Park. Best wishes to you. I am in about the same place you are so you are definitely motivating me.

Kristin C. said...

Thanks K & Terri! I hope you visit onece and awhile...or a lot. :-)

Marie Green said...

Love that saying! LOVE.

Also, I noticed you are reading a Lakota book. Do you have any Lakota heritage? One of my dearest friends is Lakota...

Kristin C. said...

Marie Green- Thanks for stoping by! I don't have Lakota heritage...but husband and I have a ranch on South Dakota...the area it's in is rich with Lakota history.

Childsplayx2 said...

Boy, I'm going to be soooo loved.

Welcome to the blogosphere and good luck on your healthy lifestyle change! (I work for the YMCA - we don't like to think of it as weight loss.)