Don’t Feel Sorry for Yourself
To feel sorry for yourself
is one of the worst things
you can do to yourself.
I’ve learned that:
thought governs our experience;
you are what you continually identify with;
and you’ll get more of what you focus on.
Looking down a downward spiral
will only whirl you further
down that downward spiral.
Think of your consciousness
as your home. If you entertain
brawling, fighting, gloomy visitors,
how will that make you feel
as opposed to benevolent,
charitable, considerate, appreciative,
magnanimously encouraging ones?
What guests do you want to be hospitable to?
What type of thoughts are you allowing in?
When you are feeling sorry for yourself,
you are welcoming imperfection and fear,
and agreeing to let them represent you.
Do you have to accept all mental pictures?
Do you have to give in to the bullies
of suffering, catastrophe, and bad choices?
Why identify with and claim
“my problem,” or “my weakness”?
when you can say vehemently no
and thrust them outside your door.
Boot out those home wreckers.
Don’t let them in.
Refuse to wallow with them.
Disconnect yourself from
whatever is distressing,
beleaguered, hopeless, and flawed.
Usher in and play hostess to
only what is good,
joyous, and harmonious,
graciously feeding them fabulously well–
pampering them and nurturing them
to be so colossally comfy and content
that they’ll companion with you always.
Then whatever used to worry you
will dwindle away
for lack of invitation
by Polly Castor