Hi there Wellness Warriors! Thought we would talk about being kind today, both to others and ourselves. I love the quote below from Plato, and I often remind myself of it when circumstances cause me to turn to anger or judgment.Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. - Plato Click To Tweet
Be kind. Be kind to yourself, and be kind to others. We get really judgmental and we try to hold others accountable for their actions, and in doing so we put a lot of burden on ourselves. One of the biggest shifts that supported me in my own healing and continues to support me on my journey, in the understanding that everyone is doing the best they can with what they have. We all have our own struggles, we all have our own battles, we all have obstacles that we’re trying to overcome.
We’ve all had moments where we done things or said things, we weren’t proud of. Heaven knows I’ve had lots of them. We tend to beat ourselves up over it, we try and punish ourselves for our actions instead of just trying to make amends. Be kind to yourself, we all have our wounds and triggers. We’ll never get it perfect. We’re continually growing and evolving, so instead of beating yourself up, be kind. There’s always an opportunity to do better, to learn from our mistakes, to heal our wounds. It doesn’t happen overnight, so hold space for yourself. We’re all on this journey together.
Be kind to others. Its not our responsibility to hold others accountable for their negative actions, to delivery their karmic debt, or make them feel guilty. They have a conscience for that. You can’t force someone to feel guilt, and when we try and hold that negative space for them we place an immense burden on ourselves. When we come from a place of kindness and compassion, when we develop that understanding that everyone is wounded, everyone is struggling, be it emotionally, mentally, or spiritually we remove that burden from our own shoulders. We don’t need to understand what they’re going through, we don’t need to know what they’re going through, we just need to know and believe that they are doing the best they can.
When you move into that space, forgiveness becomes a lot easier and letting go of the past becomes a lot easier.Open your heart, open your heart to be kinder to others, and be kinder to yourself. Click To Tweet
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. How do you try and hold other accountable, where do you withhold kindness or compassion?
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Great video. A you said i also believe that “everyone is doing the best they can with what they have” but there are always moments when i forget that and i go back to judging and putting blames on to others or even on myself. Remembering to be kind is a great way to restore my peace and then be able to help myself and others.
David James Di Pardo says
Yes!!! When I take a step back and remind myself to be kind and remove judgment, I live with greater ease and more joy.