This season of so much social distancing provides a perfect space for this practice of loving-kindness to work toward healing the broken relationships in our lives and to spread loving-kindness to the world around us at large. Will you join me in making this a daily practice during this challenging time?
All of the patterns we engage in are things that once helped us in some way, but that doesn't mean that they remain helpful here and now. It's important to pay attention to these patterns as we become aware of them and assess whether they are still helpful.
We all have our kryptonite, those things that drain us of strength and leave us less able to handle certain situations. Knowing and honoring our own idiosyncratic limits enables us to be kinder to ourselves and others so that we have to more to give in the long run.