Being gentle with ourselves.

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by joyfully, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. joyfully

    joyfully New Member

    Copied from daily OM.

    Create Time For Self-Compassion
    Being Gentle With Ourselves
    During those times when our lives are filled with what seems to be constant change and growth, it is important to remember that we need to be gentle with ourselves. Since it can be easy to use our energy to keep up with the momentum of our lives, we may not be aware of the fact that we are much more likely to run ourselves down. When things seem to be moving quickly, it is especially essential that we make a point to slow down and be gentle with ourselves.

    It might be difficult to notice what is happening to us for we may be so caught up in the whirlwind of our lives that we lose sight of the direction in which things are heading. Being gentle with ourselves doesn’t mean that we don’t accomplish things. Instead it means that we honor ourselves on an ongoing basis and take care of the needs of our bodies.

    This means different things to different people. For instance, it could mean having a session with a healer; taking a remedy, herbs, or vitamins; or getting extra sleep. Putting our energy into ourselves in this way helps create space for a more positive, loving, and accepting view of our lives. By setting the intention to do so, we will be more cognizant of our energy levels on a daily basis and more able to replenish them as needed.

    The more we are able to treat our bodies with gentleness, the more tenderness and compassion we will call forth into our lives. Learning to understand and pay attention to what our self needs will in turn allow us to fill our lives with unlimited loving and healing energy and to truly take care of the things that mean the most to us.

  2. mezombie

    mezombie Member

    It's so easy to forget we need to slow down and care for ourselves!

    Thanks for posting this, Joyfully.
  3. monica33flowers

    monica33flowers New Member

    Since I'm fairly new to this DD I have a hard time figuring out what the limits are until it is too late. This is just so hard for me because I've always been the type of person to just go, go, go. Now I can't, can't, can't! LOL.
  4. lilaclover30

    lilaclover30 New Member

    This is not new to me. i am 77 and I still can't slow down until I collapse. I know that is not good but in my mind I have so many things I WANT to do. We just have to learn.