This piece has been on my heart for a long time…. It has been rolling around in my soul along with this beautiful essay by Susannah Conway
To be able to have kind of impact in this world, on a micro or macro scale, we must first heal our own hurts, learn how to take impeccable care of our selves and live life as consciously as possible. We need a working vocabulary for our wants and needs, our feelings and fears, our shadows and our light. We need to be able to treat our selves with kindness and compassion so we know how to extend that to another. And as corny as it sounds, if we can be our own best friend… owning our flaws and faults as well as our strengths and brilliance… we stand a better chance of not polluting the world (or anyone in it) with our messes.
It’s not about being perfect, though… nobody is perfect no matter how much they try to be on social media, but more whole heartedly taking responsibility for our selves and keeping our side of the street clean. So much of our strife comes from our interactions with each other.. our romantic relationships, our families and friends, our co workers, our fellow humans. How annoying that we can’t control the thought and actions of other people! But how wonderful that we do have control over our own thoughts and actions. Learning to not take anything personally is possibly one of the greatest lessons we can practice. When we’re able to take care of ourselves.. managing our needs and expectations, tending to our wounds and filling our own cup, we show up in the world as truly self sufficient human beings… that’s the goal anyway! ~ Susannah Conway
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