Today is one of those days. I have a cold, so meditating is hard because I can’t breathe. My breath catches in my throat making me cough, and I feel so tired. It’s times like this I often sit and think about all the things I could be doing, SHOULD be doing, and they go round and round my head and it makes me feel worse.
But today I am determined it’s going to be different. I am going to make a change. Today I am going to allow myself a little time and space to be ill. To curl up with a book and not lament about all the things that could be done; because today I am going to focus on taking care of me.
It’s easy for me to look after others, worry about their wellbeing and show my compassion, and yet the moment I get sick I beat myself up and make myself feel worse. I am learning that I NEED some of my own kindness and compassion, to fill myself up so I can give. A flow of love and care for myself and others.
So when you next find yourself in need of love and care, give yourself the gift you give freely to others: COMPASSION!