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Posts from the ‘Self-Kindness’ Category

How to write a healing poem (for non-poets)

Here’s why I find that the more imperfectly I write a poem, the better…

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The value of sadness

Years ago, I first began to befriend the emotional energy of sadness, as I felt my way (messily) through a profound experience of loss. It changed my whole attitude towards the darker side of our emotional life…

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The blossoming of the wild self

My own practice has brought me back round to looking at patterns of control. In our culture, we are heavily conditioned to try to be in control - of our emotions, of other people, of life events - and it’s such a huge delusion.

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Where self-kindness meets humility

I’ve come to realise, there’s a difference between putting myself down, and embracing a healing humility. It’s a hard distinction to see, in a world that can equate being humble with a lack of confidence.

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A Day Of Self-Kindness

I awake feeling under the weather. Today is not the day for pushing myself, or ignoring my needs. I start the day extra-slow, permission to go easy on myself. My chosen practice is self-kindness, so it doesn't have to look like my usual morning meditation.

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