Watch the way you speak to yourself. Pay attention to the words that you use. Notice how it makes you feel. Especially in the moments when the words are cruel. When the tone makes you ache. When you believe you’ve made a mistake. When you feel stressed, overwhelmed, worthless….
Everything happens for a reason. Each moment, each experience, each breath. Every conversation. Every thought. Every insight. Every intuitive nudge, impulse, and feeling of inspiration. It’s not always easy to see in the moment. It’s often difficult to understand. The perspective we hold is generally too narrow, too confined….
One morning a few years ago, a man who worked in the same building as me told me that I looked pretty. Never having been particularly good with receiving compliments, I responded with one of my typical, intentionally light, flippant, deflecting remarks….
I often let my thoughts wander, allowing them to take me where they want me to go. I follow the path. I’m pulled by the journey. I let the inner tug move me and guide me. Sometimes the musings are light and I easily weave between my imagined thoughts and the fullness of my present moment experience….
Be soft with yourself. You’re doing the best you can. You’re always doing the best you can. You’re learning and growing, feeling and flowing, navigating this world’s vast, wide-open space. You’re doing the best you can. You’re always doing the best you can. Be soft with yourself.