The "I Love You" Game
We really are our own worst enemy.
The little voice inside our head, criticising, judging, constantly questioning.
So what to do about it? Well, there are many ways – meditating, becoming more present, releasing, eft, you name it.
Here’s a fun way that I’ve discovered helps build self-acceptance, and lessen that voice.
I did this while walking about town, so it’s not the kind of thing that you need to be super-attentive to, or block out time to do.
Now, normally when this little voice starts up – our instinct is to suppress it. Ignore it. Now try doing the exact opposite. Call it up. See what it has to say.
So, if it comes up with “You’re lazy”? That’s great! Just sing back to it “I love you, lazy [whatever-your-name-is]” – and mean it!
I use a silly sing-song voice when I do it – it just keeps things light, stops me getting too serious about it all.
Then, just keep telling that part of you that you love it until it stops telling you this thing. Next, see what other little voices have nasty things to say. Once you open the floodgates, you’ll find there’s a ton there, but by giving them unconditional love, you dissolve them. You regain your power, and you see them for what they truly are, not these big fearful truths at all, but just your tiny ego, trying to get attention in any way it can.
It sounds crazy, but once you get into it, it’s actually a whole lot of fun, and the relief that comes is.. indescribable.
It really is true what they say “Love kills the demon”.