I thought I loved myself. I really did. But this WHOLE process has opened my eyes in a big, BIG way. I did not even think myself worthy of sharing a little, tiny, itty bitty piece of who I am. Truly….of all the millions (billions? trillions?) of people who have shared videos out there, I believed they were more worthy than I am. How could I possibly have anything worth contributing to this world? That’s what I thought. It’s what I believed. Reality check. So…it looks like I have some work to do surrounding self-love. I happen to know that changing our thought/thought patterns is the first step towards inner growth and living a happier life. This is because our thoughts lead to our beliefs, which lead to our behaviours (which then become our habits if we’re not mindful!), which ultimately lead to consequences that affect our well-being.
It took a lot of work, but eventually I changed my thought pattern from “I can’t” to “I can”. And then I BELIEVED I could. That said, here is stage 2 of the painting process…self-awareness.