Biden has been elected the next US president. In his celebratory speech he spoke of healing the soul of America.🙏🏼
What about the rest of mother earth?🤔 There is so much imbalance in our world, so much division, so much aggression.😞
Pema Chodron in her book, Practicing Peace in Times of War, reminds us of how war begins when we harden our hearts.
Maybe you’re trying to work at home during lockdown and your kids are being really loud downstairs, and you start yelling at them. It that instance we harden our hearts.
No judgement here, BTW!!
These may be seemingly minor instances but the same mechanism happens when there is hatred and prejudice on a larger scale.
At a time when the problems of the world seem so overwhelming, it can be useful to remember that we really can make a difference.
How? Simply by loving ourselves.❤️
Yep! To be able to truly love others, you need to love yourself first.
‘Be a friend to yourself.
If you are a true friend to yourself, you can be a true friend to a loved one.’
Thich Nhat Hanh
Go gently, dear friend. You’re worth it…and you’re healing mother earth when you do😘
Love, Arlene x