Posted by Gwyn MacDonald
Be kind. Be gentle. Pay attention. Say thank you.
While we are often encouraged to do these things for others, I’m encouraging you to do them for YOURSELF, first.
In this “get it done and make it perfect while you’re at it” world, we tend towards not speaking nicely to ourselves, not making friends with the most important person to be kind and compassionate to and not paying attention to what we need, where we are or what we are doing.
As we head in to this holiday season let’s all do our best to take care of ourselves so that we can take care of and be kind to others and truly enjoy the moments we have.
Why yes, I have been reading the writings of Pema Chodron, how did you know? For more in depth and inspiring ways to be in the world I highly recommend her books! While her trainings and teachings are from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, her wit and guidance in the ways of the every day world are spot on. A bit like a wise and funky Aunt you love to visit and whether you are curious about meditation or Buddhist practice matters not. Put the kettle on and settle in!