Focusing on and mindfully practicing kindness is a funny thing. A lot of things come up when you try to put other people first while still managing a family, working, living a life and trying to care for yourself.
Mostly what comes up is guilt. “I should be doing more; there is so much tradegy in the world and I feel so small and unessecary; Can I really help anyone with all this; Why do I get to live a life of privilege while others do not”… the thoughts go on and on.
As you can see we have been quiet around here and let’s just say, we’ve felt a lot of guilt about that. Guilt that we are letting people down, looking unprofessional, being selfish for putting our lives first and not the lives of others and guilt that we are both two imperfect souls who struggle with consistancy. When you feel this way, it gets harder and harder to pick up where you left off, so you keep putting it off and thus the guilt cycle begins again.
I could go on and on with excuses of why we have been silent for so long, but I don’t need to.
I don’t need to because we are practicing kindness with ourselves, which is one of the hardest practices of all.
I don’t need to because it doesn’t matter. What matters is that we pick up where we left off and keep shoving kindness into this imperfect world when we can. So let’s begin shall we…
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