Do to ourselves what we’d do to others

We would happily be kind, loving, supportive, compassionate and empathetic to a loved one, a close friend, even to just anyone.

Yet when it comes to ourselves we seem to struggle with this.

Think how we often speak unkindly to ourselves and then think of a person who truly matters to us, would we speak like that?

How we speak to ourselves is a choice, however, it has a huge impact on us. No one ever feels good about being unkind to themselves. Nothing is gained from it ever. So why not choose to be kind to ourselves?

Do to ourselves what we would do to someone who matters to us, as surely, we matter to ourselves.

If you haven’t tried it and you are fed up with anger, frustration and beating yourself up, try some love, kindness, understanding and putting an arm around yourself. After all, you have nothing to lose by trying.

The judgement

The judgement of others is more often a reflection of ourselves, of things that we are not willing to change or face.

It defines us not the person who we judge.

What if the energy that we expend on scrutinising others was channelled to assessing our own behaviour?

What if we focused only on the one thing we can control, ourselves?

Maybe then we could practice non-judgemental and unconditional love of our fellow citizens.

We need to live our own lives, citizens.