Show Some Kindness To Yourself

The most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently. Pema Chodron.

Do you ever have flashbacks to moments when you did or said something completely stupid?

Somebody once told me that a sexual thought pops into our consciousness every so many seconds (I forget her number).

I don’t know about that, but I have those flashbacks of moments of stupidity at least daily.

With mindfulness practice and with kindness, we can pause and observe those thoughts and look into other areas of less-than-acceptable words or actions.

Rather than some Freudian beating on ourselves. We can realize that we aren’t alone in this condition. It is truly a human condition. Except maybe for sociopaths or narcissists, I guess.

Handle with care, the sticker on the box states.

Same with ourselves. Just handle ourselves with care. Apologize where we can. Move on with gentleness and kindness.

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