All posts tagged: compassion

3 Ways to Love Yourself More

Loving your life starts with loving and accepting everything that is you. Accept your imperfections. Be loyal to your joys. Be patient with yourself during times of self growth. Loving your life starts by loving the world within yourself. The inner story you tell yourself on a daily basis reflects in the outer world. Keep your inner self, your inner world healthy. Hold higher standards for yourself Set higher standards for yourself. If you think you deserve this, how about believing you deserve something even better? Don’t fall in the trap of settling for less. Of thinking that you’ll never have what you dream of. Of thinking why bother? Every single moment you have the power to create the life you dream of. Even though some things are out of your control, so much of your reality depends on your choices. Let your choices reflect the best things you desire for yourself. Every time you choose your dreams, you’re going to meet some type of resistance: excuses, low self-esteem, the thought it’s impossible, criticism, or …

On Showering the World with Kindness

Being kind is something that we’re taught early on. We’re taught how to share our things. We’re taught how to put ourselves in other people’s shoes so that we can better understand them. But it’s often easy to forget to nurture kindness in ourself and in our interactions with others. Being kind takes practice and willingness. To shower the world with kindness means to embrace the language, attitude, and value of kindness. The Language of Kindness Surround yourself with words of kindness about yourself, others, and the world. The language of kindness starts within yourself. If you fail, if you struggle, if things are not going your way, you get to choose the story you tell yourself about the failures and struggles. Look at your experiences with compassion and cheer yourself on. On the days when you keep thinking that you could have done better, don’t let your overthinking get the best of you. When you consistently use the language of kindness on yourself, it’s easier to express kindness to the world.  Surround yourself with …

Ouch! On Honoring Emotional Pain

Have you ever had one of those days when you are carrying a lot of emotional pain but you have to be strong to make it through the day? Like keeping your composure and professionalism at work. As painful as emotional pain can get no matter where you’re at in life, suffering opens up your heart to allow more compassion, healing, awareness, freedom, and love into your life. You Become Compassionate & Caring When you honor your emotional pain, you become compassionate and caring. When you look into someone’s eyes, you see that just like you that person is capable of feeling so much pain. You understand that out of the many people living on earth, you are not the only one feeling pain at any given moment. You not only honor your pain, you learn to honor someone else’s pain. A while back, I started a prayer journal which is something I’d never done before. It seemed that every other day, I added someone new to the list. As the list became longer, I …