Patti Digh, author of “Life is a Verb,” has a new book out “Your Daily Rock: A Daybook of Touchstones for Busy Lives book by Patti Digh.” It’s full of short meditations to ground us for more mindful and intentional living.
Each meditation has a morning question, and an evening question to ponder.
“Be Gentle With Yourself”
What does gentle look like? It looks like pausing as you look in
the mirror to honor what you see, fully aware of the living that
has gone on behind those eyeballs, in those hips, and on that
skin. It looks like pausing before saying “yes” to another commitment
that will exhaust you, and then saying “yes” to yourself
instead. It looks like pausing as you cook dinner to feel the satisfying
weight of the spoon in your hand. It looks like pausing to
read a good book in a big chair. It looks like opening space for
yourself to grieve, to love, to long for, to remember, to laugh. It
looks like responding to yourself with the kind of patience and
unconditional love you extend to friends. It looks like all that,
Morning: How can you be gentle with yourself today?
Evening: And tomorrow?
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