Like crows, our minds pick up a lot of shiny things over the course of a lifetime. And this includes beliefs about ourselves that are very hard to let go.
Living a contemplative life isn’t all about praying.
Thomas Merton offers a perspective on why self-compassion doesn’t just make us happier; it’s also a powerful tool for our spiritual journey.
When incorporating rest/relaxation into our lives, it’s also important to consider the way we handle the transitions.
We require a balance between activity and rest. We even need rest from the activities we love, and bring us joy. I explore six different categories of rest and identify how each is uniquely different.
We’ve now lived through more than two years of a pandemic. As the world reopens and we feel the desire to get our lives back to a pre-pandemic normal, maybe we should first take some time to think about our need for rest.
Frank Bruni’s “sandwich board theory of life” helps me realize the futility of viewing life as a contest.
Here’s a new technique I’ve been experimenting with that is helping me develop self-compassion.
My practice for Lent this year focuses on prayer. I’m using a podcast and a book to provide inspiration and structure.
I’m learning a new, more self-compassionate way of making changes in my life. A quote from Thich Nhat Hanh has shifted my perspective.