Prompt 6: The words I’d like to live by are…

I know I skipped 5… I’ll circle back around to it.

The words I’d like to live by are:

Self-love, self-compassion and self-kindness shine out from you.  You cannot love, be kind or have compassion for others if you don’t do it yourself.  LOVE YO’ SELF.

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Food for thought

It’s been a minute since I’ve written on here (or however many minutes are between the end of March and now…). But I had the itch to write today after my morning walk break. ~

Brene Brown writes that comparison is the thief of Joy.  I agree. I also agree that alternately compassion is the KEY to Joy.  I have been actively practicing more compassion for others in my life (a product of my life coaching group) and it has been a really beautiful thing.  It has forced me to put my ego aside and understand where someone else might be coming from and find a way to see things from their point of view.  It doesn’t always immediately feel fulfilling and wonderful to practice compassion; but I can say that at the end of the day I have a lot less angst and resentment coming home with me.  It definitely takes the ego out of the moment to not take things so personally.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of trying to practice these new skills every day.  I wish I could say that I was a happy and compassionate person every day… “I woke up like that”.  But that would be false.  It is definitely an easier tool to use with practice and I believe my overall human experience has been made better for actively and purposefully practicing things like love, compassion, tolerance, understanding and self-reflection.  When you have more compassion for others, you have more compassion for yourself.  Which makes you happier… and thus the circle continues.

So – just a little nugget of thought for this fine Tuesday afternoon… have a little compassion for the other squishy humans in your life.  Human-ing is hard.

We are all doing the best we can… with what we have… at this very minute.

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