Find the Positive

To wrap up 2021, I invite you to engage in a self-compassion exercise. As your comfort level allows, review an event from this year that caused you to suffer at the time of it (please don’t choose anything that causes you significant pain).

Having selected an event, consider the following:

  • What has come into your life since that event, specifically because of it?
    • Perhaps you met someone you otherwise would not have met.  
    • Perhaps you learned how to respond better to a person or situation you found difficult.</LI?

    Be gentle with yourself as you do this, and, if necessary, be a little bit creative. If it helps, pretend the situation didn’t happen to you, but to a character in a movie. 

    Finally, as a concluding action to 2021, maybe even on New Year’s Eve, allow yourself to express gratitude for the event because of what has entered your life due to it. 

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