Kindness to myself

When I do think about kindness, I’m usually thinking something big and grandiose, and for someone else. Today I was able to go to my yoga class and tell the teacher that I’m not feeling 100%. I rested when I wasn’t up for the poses, but was still present for my practice. I felt good about being kind to myself.

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The need for kindness

Everyone wants to believe that they’re a good person. In fact, I’d say that just about everyone does believe that they are. I’ve been learning recently that how I behave depends on the people I’m around at a given time. I don’t want to believe this to be true about me.

I am trying to make a conscious effort to be kind. I want to deliberately cultivate a group of people who will help me to be kind. I want to have kindness be the norm around me.

-Jason D.

Writings of Jason Donev, Allison Ketchell Campbell and Romy Tittel