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Posts from the ‘Self-Kindness’ Category

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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Un-shaming Ourselves

The practices of mindfulness and self-kindness enable me to find a different response to experiences of shame. It's a very individual (and messy!) process, but if it's helpful, here's what un-shaming looks like for me.

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Learn To Love The Questions

I think I'm growing out of needing to have all the answers. And growing into embracing the questions. I've been pondering - when we don't have all the answers, what do we make room for?

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