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From a book I'm reading... :::POSSIBLE ABUSE TRIGGERS:::


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#1 KindredSpirit

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 06:47 PM

I am currently reading a daily meditation book. I thought this was really good and wanted to share:

.... words are more powerful than perhaps anyone suspects, and once deeply engraved in a child's mind, they are not easily eradicated.


Some of our greatest adult sufferings are owed to the many abuses inflicted upon us as children. Harsh words, demeaning punishments, too many silent treatments, taught us who we were. Many of us remain disheartened, even diminished because of these powerful memories. When we accept criticism as accurate and deserved, it molds our characters, and eventually we live up to these assessments.

The good news is that we are in control of our own thoughts and attitudes, and in this respect we are all-powerful. The decision is ours to cast aside another's criticism, replacing it with positive self-talk. However, to successfully undo the harm others' words have caused takes DAILY dedication to our own positive reinforcement. Those who are confident and assured have internalized a positive dialogue with themselves.

Today is a new beginning, and I can make a fresh start by believing that I am a worthwhile person and my contribution is necessary.

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 06:57 PM

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 12:16 AM

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 09:06 AM

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