When I am compassionate with myself I am more likely to love others without conditions. It frees me to see them through a human lens and not a lens of expectations, should's, and ought to's. It recognizes that I am not perfect and neither are the people that I am in relationship with. There is a liberty in these relationships that allows us to take risks, make mistakes, learn and grow together.
What of your compassion was contagious? What if what you offered yourself could spill over to others. What would your relationships be like? Would you be free to express yourself honestly? And if you were honestly self expressed, what else would be possible?
Give it a try...start giving yourself the benefit of the doubt, start forgiving yourself for the thoughts that you think and the words that you speak about yourself, start loving you today and see how that spills over to everyone you come in contact with.
I feel a brighter day and lighter me already.
My best friend gets on me constantly about procrastinating-it's a pet peeve of hers and an absolute turn-off.
We both spend time deliberating and contemplating ideas be fore making decisions and acting on them, its just that she acts on things in half the time I do. Where we differ is the time between the decision and the action.
I wait sometimes and other times I procrastinate. When I wait because I'm led to be patient, trust God, process and be processed, I am guaranteed favorable results. When I procrastinate, the favorable results are very often delayed by me having to catch up or fix something . When I procrastinate, I'm in a place of fear (which causes the stagnation) and am lacking in self-worth (because I deny myself the success of action). While I am waiting I am in action on the preparation for the manifestation of what I want. It is a posture of expectation AND action.
There are so many times that I waited instead of taking immediate action and I was blessed b…