If Our Inner Selves Could Talk, Here’s What They Would Say

I trust you.

I know you know how to get things done. How to engage yourself with the world and then retreat.

You can eat when you’re hungry and sleep when you’re tired. You know how to shower, clean up, and pay your bills on time.

You know how to say “no” and how to say “yes” and when to do both.

You can let the right people in and show the wrong people out.

You know how to ask for help. And company when you need it.

You know how to forgive yourself. Stand by yourself. Be close to the people you choose.

This is your adventure. Your life. You got this.

You’re in charge and I trust you.

Wisdom from Albert Einstein

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us “the universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling, as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

-Albert Einstein

Being Compassionate with Yourself

Being compassionate enough to accommodate our own fears takes courage.

When fear arrives, just to sit with it, if only for a moment, is the ultimate act of kindness to ourselves.

May All That We Do

May all that we do begin with the intention to be open, flexible, and kind.

Then, may be proceed with the inquisitive mind of a child.

Suffering Breeds

Just like if humans were to create robots that turn against us, so does suffering breed the very thing that ends it: compassion.

A Poem: “Suffering Is”

Suffering is

the dark cloud

that produces tears

like

rain

watering the flower

of compassion,

enabling it

to

grow.

Nothing More, Nothing Less

Control by letting go of control, fix your problems by forgetting they’re problems. Deal with them and the world and yourself with patience and simplicity and compassion. Let things be, let yourself be, let everything be and accept it as it is. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Advice on Love

I want you to know joy, so together we will practice gratitude.

I want you to feel joy, so together we will learn how to be vulnerable.

Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand. – Patti Smithhelping-image-2