Last week, we looked at setting aside a place in our home which symbolises our intention to nourish our spirit. Just as important as creating a place is to create time.
‘Nourishing our spirit’ is the final of Christopher Germer’s ‘Five pathways to self-compassion’.
If we think back to our happiest childhood memories, they were often times when someone kind spent time with us in a way which showed care, respect, and friendliness.
Emotions are natural responses to the changing conditions of our lives. We put unnecessary pressure on ourselves if we feel that we ‘should’ be happy all the time.
Many of our emotions, especially the very powerful ones, are connected to the bonds we feel with other human beings.
If it weren’t for my mind, my meditation would be excellent! Pema Chödrön
‘The cat ignored becomes the tiger.’ Carl Jung
Considering they’re ephemeral and secret, our thoughts can be amazingly powerful.
One of the easiest way we can allow our bodies to soften is by using our breath.
‘A tree that cannot bend will crack in the wind. The hard and stiff will be broken; the soft and supple will prevail.’ Lao Tzu