Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 25 September 2018
I have a secret to tell you. I am in recovery. From being a workaholic. It's hard to change this pattern because sometimes I feel like my brain never stops thinking and there is just so much to do.
Can you relate?
One of the reasons I noticed this is my mother gave me a book called, "Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much." Which I abruptly stuffed into my closet and never opened. Until I found it a few months ago.
When I saw it again I thought, "Oh S#!%, she is right." I need to read this book.
So I started. One page a day.
Here is one meditation that I found particularly powerful and maybe you will too:
Our feelings of unworthiness take many forms, and one of the most obvious is self-abuse. Many women are beginning to see that their addiction to self-abuse is their most basic addiction.
It is abusive to the self to work too much. It is abusive the the self to keep so busy that we have no time to ourselves. It is abusive to the self to be so busy taking care of others that we have no awareness of our needs. It is abusive to the self to be so externally referented that we have lost a sense of self.
When we abuse ourselves, ti is inevitable that we will also abuse others. Both forms of abuse are destructive.
Although I have become inured to self-abuse, I really do not believe that it is right for me. I will try to open myself to what is right for me.
Now I would love to hear from you! Have you ever considered that thinking too much and being "busy" are actually detrimental to your Self? Leave a comment below and I'll be back next week with another edition of Doctor as Teacher Tuesday!
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