When we feel good, it’s easy to keep going. When we are in a peaceful environment, it’s easier to remain calm. When we are not under pressure, it’s more straightforward to be relaxed.
It’s the challenging moments in life that are harder to just be and to not react. To remain calm and at peace in the face of adversity or danger that show our true consciousness and connectedness to our true essence.
Peace is in an inside job and in whatever exterior circumstances it’s our willingness to stay within our soul and away from our thoughts, reactions and ego that maintain our calm and acceptance.
Did you say kind things? Were you patient? Did you praise yourself? Did you treat yourself like the you would others? Were you empathetic to yourself? Were you your number one fan?
Funny how we can be so unkind to ourselves and hurtful, and yet, shudder at thought of speaking in that way to other people.
If we let go of the story, the ego, the self-image, then there is nothing to measure against, nothing to be unkind to ourselves about. Comparison to our self-image allows for a feeling of not being good enough and therefore a need to be unkind with the voice within.
Always start with being kind to ourselves, every day.