It would seem that, quite possibly, the ultimate measure of health in any community might well reside in our ability to stand in awe at what folks have to carry rather than in judgment at how they carry it. —Gregory Boyle
There is greater compassion in honestly witnessing the burdens those around us carry than there could ever be in judging them for how they carry those burdens.
(This applies to how we look at ourselves and our own burdens as well.)
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“The human heart is exquisitely fragile. Our judgements need to be gentle, our understanding deep, and our forgiveness wide.” ~Ron Rolheiser
This is so true of how we should treat others. It’s also true of how we should be treating ourselves!
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“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” ~John Milton
The mind is a powerful thing, and too often allow its running programs to take over and create our reality unchecked. How much better it is to learn to work with our minds to create a reality that works well for us.
What are you doing with your mind?
The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” ~Steve Furtick
Comparing ourselves to others always leads to a false comparison because we see all of our internal struggles and behind-the-scene disasters while only seeing the polished facades of others. If you must compare, a better bet is comparing who you are now to who you once were to monitor your own growth. That will build your confidence and focus your attention on a more accurate measure!