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.
We always feel most at ease and peace inside when we are truly ourselves, when we are not wearing any hats, when we are not acting out any roles, when we are not trying to fit in. We feel most at ease when we set our boundaries, when we do not justify ourselves, when we do not seek approval or permission.
Amazingly we spend most of our lives doing the opposite of what brings us peace and joy. We are always trying to fit in, trying to please others, acting out roles, seeking approval and permission and fearing being our true self in case we offend someone.
Madness given we only get one shot at this human experience on this rock.
Just be you and enjoy the journey and the ones who are the true beings will get you as you are and those who don’t, well they have a different journey to yours.