Daily Inspiration: May 7, 2022

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Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration

The focus for today is:  I let myself be guided by the writings of my compassionate self.

Journaling, or writing to and for yourself, is a great way to get in touch with your feelings as well as with your inner guidance. Writing, without restrictions, allows you to vent and release your emotions, and then it also makes room for your compassionate self to step in and provide calm guidance.

Sit down and write out your frustrations, either with yourself or with others. Let the emotions flow, let the words come out on paper. Don't censor yourself. This is for your eyes only.

Then when you've expressed how you feel, allow your compassionate self to express insights, comfort, and guidance. Let the words flow, again without censoring, and write them down. Just let the compassion and insights flow for the situation that you were writing about, and for yourself and the other people involved. Let yourself be guided by what your written words reveal. 

Today's Daily Inspiration is excerpted from the InnerSelf.com article:

Developing Compassionate Thinking
Written by Marie T. Russell

Read the complete article here

 

This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of InnerSelf, wishing you a day of compassion (today and every day)

Join me again tomorrow for the Daily Inspiration and focus of the day.

Today, we let ourselves be guided by the writings of our compassionate self.

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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.

book cover of The Shyness Workbook 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. 

About The Author

Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and creativity.

Creative Commons 3.0: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 License. Attribute the author: Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com. Link back to the article: This article originally appeared on InnerSelf.com

 

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