Self Empathy Meditation

We often judge ourselves about things we did or did not do. Our thinking patterns around this can deplete our sense of self-worth, cause inner tension and leave us feeling stuck.

We often judge ourselves about things we did or did not do. These harsh thinking patterns around this can deplete our sense of self-worth, cause inner tension and leave us feeling stuck.

This exercise will guide you to listen to these thinking patterns with a quality of empathy that activates inner peace, self-acceptance, and insights that can enable future responses to the same situation that are in greater integrity with what we value. This exercise supports us in bringing an empathic quality of attention to these situations that cultivate inner peace, self-acceptance, and the clarity needed to discover ways to respond in greater integrity with what we value.

Steps
  1. Think of a situation in which you chose to do or not do something that stimulated self-judgment

  2. Write down what you chose to say or do that stimulated self-judgment. It can also be about a choice of what you choose to not say or do.

  3. What do you think of yourself when you remember this choice? Write down the primary judgment this choice stimulates for you. 

  4. Follow this guided meditation to listen to the judgment (10mins)

  5. Follow this guided meditation to listen to the choice you made (9mins)

  6. Follow this guided meditation to imagine new possible responses (8mins)


Here is short audio with some tips on doing this exercise