Note: For December 2022, Kate offered three Thirsty Thursdays, weekly half-hour Mindfulness sessions. In this post, Kate shares a copy of the whiteboards created during the third session and adds reminders/suggestions for continuing practice.
“What blocks kindness for you?”
“When is it easy for you to offer kindness?”
Thank you for the special time we shared this month! Here are a few thoughts to carry with you:
Kindness begins at home, with ourselves, and then extends out.
It is difficult to be kind when we have not taken care of ourselves.
When kindness is absent, it is often due to the causes and conditions that are present. This is the time and place to practice. Begin with offering yourself care: maybe a hand on your heart, and acknowledging the suffering that is present.
It can be easier to be kind to strangers or clients than to our loved ones and ourselves. (Practice!)
A metta, or loving-kindness, practice is on my website. You can alter the phrases to make them your own.
Peace, joy and love to all in this season and beyond.
P.S. Here is one last gift, in case a laugh would help. 🙂