Being Kind to Yourself

Life happens, as we as all know. Yet, the one thing that stays constant is you. In fact, you are the very center or the vantage point of your perceived world. For this reason, I believe it only makes sense to be kind to yourself and give yourself permission to enjoy life, give back to yourself and simply be kind to yourself.

Being kind to yourself is simply a conscious decision and a choice in every moment. You have two options: you can either be grateful for the life lesson that you’re presented with (whether it is unpleasant or pleasant) or you can lament and agonize about your current life situation. The way in which you perceive and act upon a current situation is absolutely in your hands, it is simply a conscious choice and decision. Let go of wanting to control where you are in your life right now or your life situation and just surrender to what is. Moreover, be kind to yourself and if you need to cry it out, do that but don’t beat yourself up about it. If the tears come up and emotions come up, don’t resist it- they are being released to serve us. Let your heart guide you, and/or follow your intuition and go as your guided.

In my professional career, as a Nurse, I’ve noticed that the more I give back to & do things for myself and fill my reservoir with love, kindness, gratitude and joy, the more I can easily, readily and compassionately give to others. If your reservoir is running on low or empty, it is like a vehicle without oil, things start to wear and tear and rust and something has to give.

Another way to be kind to yourself is to be kind to others, for the love that we give to others comes back to us, sometimes in double the quantity. Try it out for yourself and do an act of kindness today. Namasté.

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