I wake up some mornings liking myself more than other mornings.
Today is one of those days. I’ve been thinking, “Man, you are one clever, generous, good-looking young man.”
Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration. But you know what I mean.
The first voices of the day are ones where I believe in me, trust myself, and know that in some yet unknown way it is important that I show up today.
We all know the other days. The days where the first voices are second-guessing, accusing, and/or mocking. As much as these doubting voices set us back, undermine our confidence and sabotage our spirits, the believing voices propel us forward.
So do we simply hope to wake up well each morning? Opening our eyes—oh so slowly—in order to get a sneak peek at whether we’re surrounding by believing “friends” or the defeatist “others.” Is there anything we can do to foster the affirming, centered self-perception and stave off the haunting suspicions that would diminish us?
What do you think?