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Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration
The focus for today is: My inner compassionate teacher offers guidance and wisdom with love.
We all have inner "critics" and detractors. These are the voices inside our own head that tell us we've messed up, we didn't live up to expectations, whether that of others or of our own self.
We also have the voice of an inner teacher. Some teachers, as you probably know by experience, are harsh and critical, whereas other teachers are kind, loving, and supportive.
What kind of teacher is living in your head? If it's the critical one, it's time to cancel his/her contract, and choose to offer the "job" to a compassionate teacher. This one will help guide your steps kindly and lovingly, even when you fall off track. This inner teacher listens to you compassionately and offers guidance and wisdom with love.
Today's Daily Inspiration is excerpted from the InnerSelf.com article:
Developing Compassionate Thinking
Written by Marie T. Russell
This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of InnerSelf, wishing you a day of inner compassion (today and every day)
Join me again tomorrow for the Daily Inspiration and focus of the day.
Today, our inner compassionate teacher offers guidance and wisdom with love,
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This week's Daily Inspirations are inspired from:
BOOK: The Shyness Workbook
The Shyness Workbook: Take Control of Social Anxiety Using Your Compassionate Mind
by Lynne Henderson.
Shyness has evolved as an emotion over thousands of years and can be helpful in some circumstances. However, it can become a problem when it interferes with life goals, develops into social anxiety disorder or leads to 'learned pessimism', mild depression and even 'learned helplessness'. In this way, shyness and shame often hold us back from realising our potential and from engaging with others wholeheartedly.
There is nothing wrong with being shy - it is a natural emotion that everyone can experience. But if shyness is negatively impacting your life, The Shyness Workbook can help you grow your confidence.
For more info and/or to order this book, click here. Also available as a Kindle edition.