“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!
“I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way.” ~Lady Gaga
We so often think that beating ourselves up or acting like our own personal drill sergeant is the best way to push ourselves to heal and grow, but self-kindness is almost always the best path to healing.
Treat yourself with some extra kindness today!
“Everything that kindness touches relaxes into its true nature.” ~Pamela Wilson
Kindness is a powerful gift that lets each of us relax into who we really are when we are touched by it. Offer kindness whenever you can to others and to yourself. You might be surprised at just how much power it has to create positive change!
“You build inner strength through embracing the totality of your experience, both the delightful parts and the difficult parts. Embracing the totality of your experience is one definition of having loving-kindness for yourself.” ~Pema Chödrön
It’s so tempting to try to reject the difficult parts of ourselves, our lives, and our experiences, but learning to embrace all of who we are and what we experience (even as we may work to change it) is a much more self-compassionate way of being that leads to wholeness rather than living in constant rejection of parts of our reality.
“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” ~Scott Adams
We so often think of kindness as being too small a thing to make a difference, but acts of kindness have ripples that can flow outward to have a much larger impact than we can imagine. If you want to make the world a better place, kindness to all you meet is a very good way to start!