This article intends to inspire us to be more open, loving and gentle with ourself as we nurture our personal growth.
If we’ve been duped by denial or poised for pretense … we may miss the signs to save ourself from falling in love, in bed or in dire straits, with a fake.
Today we’re talking about heroes, villains, victims … and self-care as the way to peace within us and the world.
Self-care and rebellion are intimately linked. If we’ve ever promised ourself the moon, healthier habits or happier choices, only to be tripped up by our inner rebel and fell into a physical, mental or emotional ditch, this article is for us.
Resistance is real. Maybe we resist new foods, ideas, or anything that feels like change. In today’s article, we’ll discuss what resistance is, how to recognize it within ourself, and ways to use it as a stepping stone to self-care.
Though the concept of self-care may sound good, it may be easier said than done. In today’s article, we’ll discuss the main reason we avoid self-care, and how to shift our self-perception to allow us to give and receive self-care.
The way we respond to the question “how do you feel” reflects the state of our soul. If we respond with a superficial and meaningless “Fine,” if we respond before we actually know how we feel, if we respond in a way that is opposite of our truth, if we resist the question, resist replying, resist knowing how we feel (or we know someone like this), this article is for us.
When we’re unaware of what’s happening within us, anxiety can easily arise. By being out of touch with what we’re experiencing, we’ve abandoned ourself. Although this experience of being unaware seems to be common, by learning to listen within, we can free ourself from anxiety and experience the peaceful truth within.
Sometimes, we don’t know how we really feel. We may know surface emotions such as fear or anxiety, but we don’t know the underlying emotions that cause those feelings.
To be compassionate of ourself and our emotions means that we are willing to a) be aware of and b) care for our emotions, as a means to increase our experience of joy and reduce our personal suffering.