While you are out there spreading kindness, remember to be kind to yourself. In fact we need to remember that while we are spiritual beings, we are currently having a human experience and as we all know humans make mistakes. Somewhere somehow we as spiritual beings decided to have this human experience and we need to give ourselves a break when, not if, we mess up.
Most of us have a conversation going on in our heads, which is okay, if we remember to be kind while talking about ourselves. No more of “What were you thinking?” or “I’m stupid” or “I’m not good enough” types of remarks. Being ugly to yourself is disrespectful of not only to you, but it is disrespectful of God. Think about it, we are all beloved children of God and if are not respectful of God’s work that’s just wrong.
Remember that part of the human experience is to enjoy life. I’ve spent most of my life struggling to work hard for some goal I set for myself. I’ve recently been told by several people I respect that I need to relax and just enjoy life. At first I try to enjoyed life by working hard to find things to enjoy; sort of defeated the purpose of the whole idea. Right now, I am just remembering to take deep breathes and enjoy the moment I’m in.
So rule number three is “Be Kind to Yourself.” In order words: be patient, compassionate, caring, and forgiving toward ourselves.
Life is good! God is great! All is right in my world!