When obstacles come our way, we have choices. We can react to them using our old dysfunctional habits. Or, we can feel lighter through exhausting negative karma, results of harmful past actions. Or, recognizing habitual ways we react to negative circumstances, we can paddle upstream and try to respond in healthier ways. Say, we are determined to write an article. No matter how hard we try, it never comes out right. Rather than relentless pushing, we see our patterns, and just drop it. Change the scenery. Be dropping the pushing, something shifts within us. The hard edge softens. A whisper of wisdom dawns. Self-compassion sparkles. We can relax. Creativity and spontaneity flow again.
“Good-bye” to self-doubt and self-ridicule
Self-doubt and ridicule erode our happiness making us feel inadequate, anxious, and afraid. None of us are perfect. We all make mistakes as imperfect human beings wandering in samsara blown by the winds of karma […]