It is observed that when we practice conscious loving-kindness to ourselves, we revitalize energy to be kind to all =)
healing inner and inter being
Practice, not perfection ;
What helps you release work? What revitalizes you?
What allows ease? Might ease be found as you observe tension surfacing in the mind and body?
Practicing deep breathing, deep listening, and loving speech,
non violent communication,
and Gottman communication insights,
Green Mind Theory
journaling may be helpful =)
Sometimes phrases can help recenter our attention to intention, like
“Smile” on the inspiration
“RelEASE” on the out breath
Visualizations, like sunsets, beach, Mountain View. Envisioned vacation
Honesty and awareness are great first steps;
Are there people in the community who are willing to help hold you accountable in a constructive, healthy way?
we may consider these Gathas and guides:
(Bodh Gaya India)
Fierce Compassion Sangha
Viewing my to-do list,
I vow to breathe,
and concentrate on abundance.
Darling, I know I am quick to anger.
I vow to see your heart.
I vow to rest in our love.
With kindness for you,
I am kind to myself.
I recognize the habit energy.
I smile to it.
I let it pass like a cloud.
(Reminds me of ~ Rajas & jhana)
Discomforts, irritability, judging.
I vow to breathe peacefully.
Gentle with all beings, including myself.
Let go of fighting reality.
(Reminds me of ~ Bhakti)
Walking to the office, I smile
I feel mother earth
Supporting me and all beings.
Feel each step— gently rolling with tender peace and gratitude
Yes, thank, release
Crossing the threshold to leave,
I vow to hold compassion
For all I meet.
Turning on the computer,
To be aware of this miracle
And to be mindful of my energy.
When my mind begins and/or continues
To spin out of the present moment,
To support myself
with the grace of loving kindness
When feeling lonely and abandoned,
To breathe deeply and behold
What is needed
To inhabit my body.
Breathing in, I notice fear
Breathing out, compassion softens, I ease everything
(Inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh and bodhisattvas)
Breathing in, I notice doubt
Breathing out, I thank, release-
Breathing in, I observe self-criticism and judgment
Breathing out, I ease with compassion and find constructive integrity
Breathing in, I may observe impatience in zeal (cloud) (swollen river)
Breathing out, I arrive in the NOW-
a timelessness, conscious gift & joy (drop, ripple)
Inspiring, I notice tense judgment and irritation
Exhaling, I release (leaf) mind & body and smile and accept gentle love streaming (heart surrounding rain cloud with sun behind) (sprout)