Here’s a point to ponder from Kristin Neff’s work on self-compassion:
“If I have to feel better than you to feel good about myself, then how clearly am I really going to see you, or myself for that matter?”
Quite a few wise (and silly) thoughts crossed my mind to share here with you about this statement.
As nonchalant and nodding in sage-ly knowing as I came across to myself yesterday at re-reading this after a couple of years, I’m in equally deep and thought-provoking reflection today while I’m typing this post (the fog index in this sentence is screaming, but #onlyfortday I’ll edit myself no more…).
Here are some questions I’ll be taking to lunch with me at the park in a bit:
How does this sort or any sort of comparison inform the way you see yourself and others?
How did that software get to install itself in your mind?
How useful has this been up to this point in your life? <- no snarkiness; an honest question! the things we need to do and be to survive and cope…
Who do you have to be and who do you need to be right now?