A few weeks ago I came across this question and it caused me to take a pause into how I was living my life. I decided to take this question to my journal and what I discovered was more than anything I wanted to live in a kinder, gentler world. More than the one I am currently experiencing. Not just from my outer world, but also from my inner world. I’d like to live a more intentional life where love and joy are the foundation of my daily activities, no matter what they were. I want to move and thrive in this space. Not in a Pollyanna hopeful kinda way, but in an intentional and imperfect way. This world would require more awareness into my daily habits and patterns that are on automatic. A kinder world would begin with my desire to live from my deepest convictions and it begins again and again with my own personal inner journey.
If this is the world I want to live in, then I had to ask myself two questions: “What am I willing to do to create it, and how committed would I actually be?”
I am wondering what kind of world you want to live in? What is it you really want to create for your world? What you do want your inner and outer world to reflect?
Write it down. Writing down your answer is a powerful experience. Take a moment and read your answer and see what you notice. What are the feelings that arise inside of you? Now, in a kind and compassionate way, ask yourself how committed would you be to create and live in this world. It only takes one little tiny step.
When you move from a space of self-love and self-kindness, you will live the beautiful life you want to experience. Self-love and self-kindness are the foundation stones. I know this from my healing journey and from assisting others in theirs. Over and over again, when you are kind and compassionate with yourself, you will see all things are possible. In self-kindness, your truth is revealed, your intentions are remembered, and you live from joy. Uncontrived, a sense of gratitude arises from within. Even when you don’t know what the future holds. You see it’s okay to be perfectly imperfect and this is a beautiful thing.
When you forget about self-love and self-compassion you can easily abandon yourself. Especially when you’re triggered. In times of stress or overwhelm you experience uncomfortable feelings and get lost in them. You disassociate from yourself and from the moment. When this happens you know it’s a deeply painful experience.
Taking an inner journey allowing self-love and self-compassion to be your guides is the only possible way to change your world in a permanent and positive way. Are you willing to be courageous and look at the parts of you that feel stuck or are feeling pain? They need your love and kindness. We all have these parts, so you are not alone.
What would life look and feel like if you could live from a place of self-compassion and joy while living in the world you want to live in? Again, write down your answer and take the time to feel what it feels like in your body as you write your response.
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