“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe,
deserve your love and affection.” ~Buddha
One of my conditions that I am living this year is “clean living” that means nourishing my mind body and soul in ways that will support, uplift, and fill me with joy.
Giving “kindness” to myself is part of my condition of clean living. However, being kind to me is not always top on my list of – for me – things.
There are times when I’m definitely not kind to myself. I loose myself in the daily demands of life and I’m hard on myself, taking myself for granted, forgetting that I am in charge of my own life and allowing other people’s words and actions to bother me, upset me and stress me out. Eating the wrong foods. Not spending time in silence. Saying the wrong things, (yes putting my foot in my mouth) and then feeling bad and trying to figure out how to fix it. Getting involved in other peoples dramas. All of this is not clean living and definitely not being “kind” to myself.
Today I am practicing “kindness” by honoring me.
I am making time for me. Forgiving me. Believing I’m worthy strong and powerful. Allowing only those thoughts that uplift, inspire, and support me to enter into my mind.
Honoring my life and giving thanks for all that I am so blessed to have.
Consciously choosing my food and drink. Exercise.
Feeding myself with inspiring affirmations that support and elevate me.
Consciously choosing my thoughts, and nourishing my mind, body and soul with only those thoughts that are, uplifting, supporting and loving – ME.
Only while being kind to me can I illuminate that light that has ignited within me and shine it out into the world.
Kindness to your-self is a choice that you are free to make.
Come and share how you are choosing to be kind to yourself. Love to hear from you.
© Masha Gitel Ellman 2015