Maybe you are running, and find yourself pushing against the clock. Or maybe you are taking strain pushing against the world, work, relationships. Pushing feels uncomfortable, at the very least, and you may be hurting yourself in the process.
Spare a moment to ask “what is the one thing I can do that is loving towards myself right now?” This is an ideal way to pause and check in with yourself, and to step back from unwarranted effort—perhaps in that pause you will find release, even fresh legs. You can apply this to all aspects of your life, anywhere and anytime. It’s a question of self-respect.
Maybe you will find fresh eyes on a problem you are battling with.
© 2020 Barry Kantor