Prizing is recognizing the divine essence in yourself or another.
How many times a day do you look in the mirror and tell yourself how great you are? Probably none, right? Well, after today you may see yourself in a different way.
What is Prizing?
Prizing is different from praising. Praising is recognition by others of an accomplishment, or the way you look, while prizing recognizes the lasting value of certain qualities in ourselves and others.
Prizing is about appreciating yourself on a soul level, recognizing your innate goodness. It’s about recognizing all the good things you see about yourself and valuing those qualities as part of your uniqueness.
Maybe you enjoy the nightly ritual of relaxing with a good book before bed. Have you ever acknowledged yourself for giving yourself that gift? Have you ever said the words out loud? We all stand in front of the mirror and assess the way we look before beginning our day. Being careful about the the way we look is a sign of self respect. I’m betting most of us don’t express our approval out loud. We might think it, but the impact isn’t there without hearing the words. Speaking those words is one way of appreciating who we are, which is a form of prizing.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
What if you told yourself how good you look as you stand in front of the mirror every morning before starting your day? How would it change your vibration? How would it change your day? How would it change your life?
What if we made prizing ourselves and others a daily practice? How could it change the world? We are taught not to praise ourselves, especially in the presence of others, for fear of offending someone or seeming conceited. I get that. So it could feel uncomfortable to express the goodness you see in yourself at first. But the mirror is not your judge – only you are.
With practice you will get to know the real you – your innate goodness. In front of the mirror, tell yourself about the qualities you admire in youself. Tell yourself how it feels to recognize those qualities. You could also remind yourself of experiences when you’ve expressed your positive qualities, like how generous you were, how helpful, how cheerful or uplifting you were, and the way people responded. And don’t forget to remind yourself how you felt at those times.
Recognize Your Own Value
I’m betting that as you allow yourself to be honest with yourself about your positive qualities your life will change, too. You’ll be happier in so many ways. And the people in your life will benefit as you share with them the positive qualities you see in them. It becomes a habit to prize yourself and others, to acknowledge the great value in yourself and others.
Try making prizing a daily practice and see how much it changes your life.
Live your purpose, love your life.
I’ve been doing mirror work for several years thanks to Louise Hay and although some days are still harder than others, it really does work.
It does work. It’s great that we have processes that erase old stuff we picked up along our way.