A Cloud Never Dies
Practice Self Compassion
“The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about your self”- Maya Angelou
There’s a humorous office sign that reads “The beatings will continue until morale improves!” We laugh at the sign, but many of us carry an idea that the harsher we are to ourselves, the more likely we are to change.
The opposite is true. Research shows that people who are compassionate toward themselves are better able to take on feedback, grow, and change. They find it easier to adapt because they’re already comfortable with themselves.
They’re less fragile because their whole sense of identity isn’t on the line. They know that what they did isn’t who they are. They can open up, connect, and learn.
Self-compassion doesn’t mean glossing over your failures or challenges. It means supporting yourself while you’re putting them right.
How to Stop Rescuing Other People to Feel Good About Yourself By Andrew Cain
Letting it really go
Surest Investment is Self Knowledge and Inner Stability
“`We are often our own prisoner, We limit ourselves and give in to things that don’t align with who we truly are, out of fear.
We fear abondoning our past because we have invested so much in It. We fear disappointing others and we end up disappointing ourselves.
We lie to ourselves so we can continue to believe in the illusion that satisfaction comes from external things. We build a comfort zone outside of ourselves and neglect our inner space.
We fear sitting alone in silence and listening to ourselves, because we can’t stand hearing the non sense we have repeated over the years,
But we know better now, we have enough hindsight to see that the surest investment is self knowledge and inner stability that is independant of the exterior world,
In crazy times like ours, meditation, presence and introspection are the key to embracing the exponentially changing world,
Wishing you all courage and awareness.
( Contributed by Mr. Balasunder )