So Let’s Begin…
SPEAK KINDLY TO YOURSELF SLEEP MEDITATION SCRIPT
Center yourself in a circle of peace,
Feel love’s gentle touch in your soul.
Prepare yourself to go within,
Make renewal your goal.
Think about the way you speak to yourself,
The language you hear in your head.
The words are likely different than those you select,
When talking to others instead.
In life, we talk about love languages,
Meaning the way others’ gestures impact us.
But in a very real way, the words we use,
Create a pattern to which we adjust.
If you tend to speak kindly, both inside and out,
Then your love language is already in place.
But if you’re snappish and dismissive, to yourself if not others,
Then it’s time for a change of pace.
Think of the words you use most of all,
Then think about how they make you feel.
Though a harsh word here or there can be harmless,
A pattern makes the pain real.
It’s no secret we’re usually hard on ourselves,
And there are times to be held to account.
Tough mental love isn’t the answer though,
Especially in generous amounts.
Imagine having a secret code,
A list of words that buoy your spirit.
Using them often might change everything,
Making your self-love transparent.
Maybe it helps to be reassured that you’re safe.
Or that your intentions matter most of all.
Perhaps you need to hear that your dreams have value,
And you’re worth loving just as you are.
Whatever the message, if it makes you okay,
Practice saying what you need to hear.
The world may agree, or the world may not,
But it doesn’t matter if your own belief is sincere.
Take a deep breath and make yourself a promise, vow to be an encouraging voice.
Release that breath and feel the weight of that gift, the gift of compassionate choice.
Words are not just pebbles to toss around.
They’re not just vague placeholders.
The way you speak to yourself matters a lot,
Turning small stones into great boulders.
By contrast, if you begin to cast sunshine,
Instead of repeatedly throwing shade,
The light you shine on a wounded soul,
Can make that grave pain fade.
Once you’ve mastered being kind to yourself,
You can change things for others as well.
The words you send out into the world,
Can bring the troubled out of their shell.
Just as your own self-talk makes you feel seen,
Like your presence is both required and enjoyed,
The gentle and caring things you say,
Can pull others back from the void.
Though we often hear mixed messages,
Hear that love is what you do, not what you say,
If you align those goals and speak tenderly,
Your words make everything okay.