When we are experiencing our pain, we are often the hardest on ourselves and our words hurt the most. What do you say to you when you are feeling your pain?
The second part of the challenge is to give thought to what you can say to yourself that is positive, encouraging and helpful when feeling your pain instead of beating yourself up. Give thought to what you need to hear when you're hurting...do you say those things to yourself? What will you say to yourself now moving forward?
The next time you are feeling your emotional, mental or physical pain...be more gentle with yourself and the things you say to you. It does takes practice, but you can do it. What you say to yourself can be helpful and healing or it can be harmful and hurtful. How do you talk to you?
Give thought to what you say when you're hurting and then give thought to what you need to hear to soothe the pain. What will you say to yourself the next time you talk to you?