Of course we believe our thoughts. After all, we think, I wouldn't lie to myself.
Really? Is that true? How about all those times you've told yourself something like "I can't do that. I'm too old", or "I'm too fat - no one would want me", or "If I don't do this perfectly, everyone will look at me as a failure." Are those statements true, or do they represent the way you see the world -- not necessarily the way the world is?
I think we're all masters of beating ourselves up, though we each have our own style of doing it. And yet, at the same time, we can all be wonderful friends. A friend calls and tells you how she's screwed up something awful and how she's a failure and she feels so ashamed --- and what do you do? You comfort her. You tell her that it's not that bad. Millions of people have screwed up just that way and yet life seems to go on. You give her warm words of encouragement.
Consider this possibility: Can you be as good a friend to yourself as you are to others? Can you be the holder as well as the held? The answer is, of course, yes. You can. Now....will you?
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