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Narrated by Marie T. Russell.

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

 September 1-2-3, 2023

The focus for today is:

I tell myself the truth about how I feel.

Today's inspiration was written by Barbara Berger:

Writing things down is a good way to practice truth telling. You can write about a specific incident or experience you've had, either something recent or something that happened in the distant past. It doesn’t matter. Just do this for your own sake. Just do this to tell your own truth. You don’t have to show this to anyone. This is just for you.

You could write about the break-up of a relationship or about an argument or a situation at work or about some misunderstanding with a family member. Try picking something very concrete and specific and write about what happened and how you experienced this situation and this person.

Writing these things down is much more revealing and liberating than we often think it will be. The important thing is to let yourself go – don't try to be calm or censor yourself or think you have to justify everything you think and feel. Just write down what you are really feeling and see what happens.  And remember: if you tell yourself the truth about how you feel, it doesn’t mean you have to act on it.

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     Writing the Truth and Allowing the Emotions to Flow
     Written by Barbara Berger.
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of, wishing you a day of telling yourself the truth about how you feel (today and every day).

Comment from Marie:
 When we find ourselves "in a mood" for no reason, or eating for no reason, it's usually that something is upsetting us, and we're not being honest with ourselves. In order to get back into balance and at peace with ourselves, we must acknowledge what we are feeling.  

Our focus for today: I tell myself the truth about how I feel.

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RELATED BOOK: Find and Follow Your Inner Compass

Find and Follow Your Inner Compass: Instant Guidance in an Age of Information Overload
by Barbara Berger.

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In this book, Barbara Berger maps out what the Inner Compass is and how we can read its signals. How do we use the Inner Compass in our daily lives, at work and in our relationships? What sabotages our ability to listen to and follow the Inner Compass? What do we do when the Inner Compass points us in a direction we believe other people will disapprove of? Find and follow your Inner Compass and experience more flow and joy in your life.

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About the Author

Barbara Berger, author of the book: Are You Happy Now?

Barbara Berger has written over 15 self-empowerment books, including her international bestsellers "The Road to Power / Fast Food for the Soul" (published in 30 languages) and "Are You Happy Now? 10 Ways to Live a Happy Life" (published in 21 languages). She is also the author of “The Awakening Human Being – A Guide to the Power of Mind” and “Find and Follow Your Inner Compass”. Her latest book, “Healthy Models for Relationships – The Basic Principles Behind Good Relationships” will be released in late 2022.

American-born, Barbara now lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. In addition to her books, she offers private sessions to individuals who wish to work intensely with her (in her office in Copenhagen or on Zoom, Skype and telephone for people who live far away from Copenhagen).

For more about Barbara Berger, see her website: