This video shares a beautiful Native American tale, while also explaining mindfulness. Mindfulness doesn’t mean we no longer have uncomfortable feelings…it’s about awareness of them, and how we choose to mange them.
Is it selfish to work on being kind to yourself? Most definitely not! In fact, it is really important. If we are no good for ourselves, we certainly can't be there for others! And, everyone deserves compassion-even you! Many people have trouble offering to themselves, what they so freely give to others, but it is so important. Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh describes this beautifully when he says we should "visit our own wounded child often, put our arm around them, and say, 'I am here for you darling.'" I encourage you to try to incorporate some self compassion into your life.