The theme for this month you might recall is SELF LOVE & BEING WARM & FUZZY with ourselves. Like these adorable deer here.
One thing I think of when think of being warm & fuzzy with myself, is self-criticism. When I took my self-defense class in New York, I learned a lot about instinct, trusting one's gut and how we are one of the few species that actually questions our instinctive feelings.
If a deer in the woods gets alerted to something, he or she's not going to stop and think --- heyy there's no reason I need to feel fear right now. I'm just in the middle of the forest like usual, I shouldn't be wary for no reason... I'm just being silly!
Whereas for humans, and women especially, we can tend to distrust our feelings and gut a lot.
I was chatting with a girlfriend the other day who mentioned that they felt they shouldn't be feeling however they were feeling.
And I'm guessing there are lot of us that have had that similar voice in our heads at various times.
I believe very strongly that it's good for us to feel our feelings and find good healthy outlets for them.
Not so good for us is to stuff down our feelings, suppress them, pretend they're not there, be in denial. That not only leads to unhealthy lifestyle but also is certain to manifest elsewhere in our bodies or our minds. AND... can potentially result in us being so detached from our feelings altogether we don't even know what they are or how we feel about something. That's for another post!