PSY 456 - You must develop the skills of love for giving it...

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The Meta Ego Model defines itself and its function in its name. It is an “ego”, a self, you create from within that governs or overrides your biological and environmentally created predispositions to looking outside yourself for someone to make you feel loved. The result of practice is a self that honors itself AND everyone around by being a gentle, open, honest person. The steps are essentially these. Simple, but sometimes hard to make yourself do. At the first clue of tension: 1. Soften all the muscles in your body, breathe and turn your attention to your body and how it is feeling. Breathe into spots with tension and as you exhale, let the muscles around that discomfort soften and become a gentle resting place for the discomfort you are feeling. 2. Hold an attitude of “love” toward yourself.
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Unformatted text preview: You must develop the skills of love for giving it to yourself, AND you must develop the more difficult skills of receiving your own love. Ultimately, the goal is to experience your giving self and your receiving self as being truly valuable enough, worthy enough, effective enough, to make you feel completely safe with whatever rugged reality you are dealing with. There are many tricks for creating a feeling of love and then learning how to direct it toward yourself. These, however, are the definitions (some of them) that constitute love. Interest (genuine and unconditional) Kindness Openness Compassion Understanding Affection Being steadfast in your ability to stay present Acknowledgement Recognition Appreciation Gratitude...
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2011 for the course PSYC 456 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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