In Lesson 6 we reveal how perfectionistic tendencies can create tension or pain in your body.
You may even have hang-ups about your physical appearance. Plus, your speedy mind is constantly assessing and evaluating your place in the world outside, and it’s easy to ignore the emotions or sensations on the inside—until the body speaks up. Lesson 6 offers a visualization in finding relief and acceptance through kind attention to your body.
Lesson 7 addresses the question of “How do you grow inner strengths?”
Cultivating self-compassion and other inner resources allows us to take in the goodness in life and recognize the goodness in ourselves. But often there is resistance or we forget the pleasant moments. Today’s positive neuroplasticity practice helps you notice what’s beneficial in your life and thereby neutralize the negativity bias.
Lesson 8 explores the notion of kindsight, which arises when you experience moments that change how you look at the world, how you see the past, and how you imagine the future from an attitude of resilience.
In this way, journaling gives structure and meaning to life’s experiences. Writing can also have positive effects on overall wellbeing. The activity involves writing a special type of letter and it may just surprise you when you read it.
Lesson 9 reveals how a compassion-oriented approach allows you to see the difference between compassionate self-improvement and fear-based self-criticism.
By seeing your life as a journey and creating a mental map, you have a choice about which roads you can travel to pursue your dreams, desires and goals. Core values are the keys to your map and help you stay the course.
This final lesson offers a compassionate visualization helping you to integrate the teaching in this course, savor your progress, open your heart, and immerse yourself in loving awareness.
Let your inner wise voice offer words of encouragement and care as you continue to practice self-compassion in your daily life, which will serve as an antidote to moments of self-judgment.