When we give ourselves compassion, holding our disappointments in kind, connected, mindful awareness, the door opens up again. When we soothe and comfort ourselves, we provide ourselves with a sense of safety, giving us the courage to finally peek out from the rock we’ve been hiding under and see what’s outside. The calm, hopeful mind-set provided by self-compassion can lead to an upward spiral of positive emotions that helps us break free of fear and greatly improves the quality of our lives. Barbara Frederickson says, “Positivity opens us. The first core truth about positive emotions is that they open our hearts and minds, making us more receptive and more creative.” ~Kristin Neff
this time of year can not only be harsh in weather, but also in our hearts as we navigate change and transition……
inquiry for today~ listen well to the inner workings of what is speaking…..who? what? where? why?…..can you be a little more patient with yourself?
Close your eyes and gaze at the flame that lit your senses. ~Rumi