It is very easy to say that yoga, meditation, self-help books, “good thoughts” and all that other jazz will make all your wounds better, and will heal your broken pieces…but sometimes no matter how hard you work on your inner peace, the outside world bangs louder at the door.
One of the things that was hardest for me to understand when I was venturing down this road of lovely creativity and self-help was HOW…how can I always find the right zen place in my mind and heart when life comes to knock you upside the head. It is really hard to be peaceful in your heart when life is shitty.
Let’s be honest here, no matter how many yoga poses or feel better books you read, life can throw you for a loop. For me, those are the days when a martini (or two) are needed. But I digress…
I am writing this because this very subject was brought up by Danielle Laporte, one of the women who I follow and am inspired by. She wrote her blog today about how we can still hang onto our hope, our spirituality, and our calm in the midst of that crazy thing called life. I loved her sentiments and wanted to pass them along. Remember, be kind to yourself. xo
You get to choose your response to even the things you can’t prevent. When you’re down on yourself because you can’t get over it, when the Creepy Creepertons are on your very last nerve, when you’re tired of being tired, or your heart is in pieces…the best self-help is self-compassion.