So often what cripples us is not our external circumstances, but the sharp and unforgiving voice of our own internal critic. Through our negative self-talk, we treat ourselves in ways that we would never dream of treating even our worst enemy much less a friend. Buddhist teacher and author Pema Chodron offers these encouraging words:
“If we begin to get in touch with whatever we feel with some
kind of kindness, our protective shells will melt, and we’ll find
that more areas of our lives are workable.”
May we extend to ourselves the same kindness and consideration that we would our dearest friend.
Have a great week, everyone!