Start by being kind to yourself

 Image by  Will Simpson

Image by Will Simpson

Self love has a bad name. Too much and one becomes narcissistic.Not enough and one becomes burned out on life. Finding a balance is hard work. But starting with yourself takes the big task and makes it a bit easier. 

Looking at your own foibles, ticks, dramas, and pains make it easier to identify with others sufferings. Remember you are not unique in the suffering department. Others may have more or harder suffering and there will be those with less, those more in touch and those out of touch. Comparing and keeping track is a fools game. Suffering is suffering and helping is helping. 

Do your best.

Credits — The 59 Lojong Slogans - Atisha's mind-training techniques. Commentary by Judy Lief Tricycle Magazine 2010


I hope you have an awesome day!

This is a journal entry meant as a reminder to my future self. A reminder to him how to operate in the world with love and compassion and some tips put together in a moment of clarity to help him when he is less clear and caught up in stuff the he can’t control.  Continue the conversation anytime: will@kestrelcreek.com.