There are some things in our life that we can’t change. Little that we control. Practicing mindfulness in any or all of its forms can help create a peaceful life. Sending out waves of kindness is an easy way to help instill some inner quiet and brings more kindness rippling back to you.
There’s nothing quite like trying to do something yourself and someone barging in to do it for you. Still, I offered in a gentle voice, “Would you like some help?” Her reaction could not have been greater had I offered her a pot of gold. Wide-eyed, and so very grateful (if also a touch embarrassed) she replied, “Oh, you don’t mind?”
Kindness is one of the simplest gifts you can give to others and yourself. Showing that you care, especially in this fast-paced world, is important, but requires mindfulness. Small acts of kindness, like looking into someone’s eyes, saying hello, or saying thank you, can make a dramatic difference in mood and attitude. When you notice someone upset or angry, pausing to ask, “Is there something that I can do for you?” creates a shift in energy and fosters connections.
Self-compassion is a state of mind, a choice about how to feel.
……how can you set an intention in the New Year ahead to change your thinking, and perhaps change your life?