When we willingly accept compliments, we are reminded that others see us through different eyes.
Many of us find it difficult to accept compliments but easy to believe the slightest criticism. Today, right now, let’s make a choice to fully accept compliments as we would a gift. Sincere compliments are gifts of praise. They are recognition given for wise choices or accomplishments or perhaps for just letting your light shine. There is no reason not to accept the gift of a kind word, but some of us argue against them, even giving reasons why they aren’t true, devalue them, thus devaluing the intelligence of the giver as well.
If we visualise the energy of a compliment, we would see beautiful, shining, positive energy being sent from the giver. That energy, if accepted graciously, would brighten our personal energy field, as well as respond to the givers energy field, the circle of acknowledgment and seeing each other , saying yes to positive sharing, deeply valuable. Our gratitude then returns to the giver as warm, fuzzy, glowing energy, completing an even circuit of good feelings. But if we reject a compliment, what could have been a beautiful exchange becomes awkward and uncomfortable, making it a negative experience instead. Misplaced modesty can ruin the joy of sharing this connection with another person. But we can accept a compliment and still be modest by simply saying “thank you.” However, if compliments are rejected due to a lack of self-esteem, then the first step would be to start believing good things about yourself.
Mirror work is a gentle private way to practice seeing yourself differently, more generously, kindly, and facilitates sincere change in your relationship with your self. Louise Hay has a book on this that helped me a lot. https://www.louisehay.com/tag/mirror-work/
Give yourself compliments in the mirror. Beyond the initial feelings of silliness, you will notice how good it feels and can watch the smile it puts on your face. The next step would be to see how it feels to give sincere compliments to others, this could simply be a smile. Notice how great you feel when you’ve made another person’s face brighten and how differently you feel when the gift you’ve offered is rejected. Having experienced all sides, you will be ready to play along fully and willingly.
We are our harshest critics. When we accept compliments, we are reminded that others see us through different eyes. All living beings crave positive attention, and we are worthy of receiving positive energy shared with us. Perhaps if we happily and gratefully accept compliments, we will give others permission to do so as well. Compliments are a form of gratitude and remember “Gratitude is the ultimate state of receivership ~ Dr Joe Dispenza
Much love Beautiful Soul