The world is in need of more kindness at the moment. Everywhere I look I see fear and tears ... and a lot of the time it feels like we're powerless to do anything about it, in the face of corruption, big business ruling the world, hackers, governments that seem to have little or no connection to the people and pain, war and poverty all around.
So when Niki at The Richness of a Simple Life invited people to take part in a 7 week kindness challenge I thought it'd do no harm and hopefully I'd learn something. We're moving on to Week 2 now, but it is still not too late to join in . Here's the Theme for Week 2.
If you fancy joining in, read on.
Week 2 Theme | Self-Compassion
Having compassion for others entails sympathy or empathy for their discomfort and suffering. This week we’re going to work on showing ourselves compassion. For some of us that might mean not being so hard on ourselves, not holding ourselves up to standards of perfection, or easing up on the negative self-talk. Many struggle with being their own worst critic, this week we are going to strive to be warm, understanding, and encouraging with ourselves. Read the full blog post here
Week one of this challenge has been very interesting - you can read reflections of people taking part in it and some wonderful tips and ideas at Niki's site.
If compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. -Jack Kornfield
Come and play along. The world certainly could use more kindness.