Kintsugi living blog — compassion

Rethinking self-care as thought-care

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

Rethinking self-care as thought-care
I am much more productive and happy when I approach my work and my chores from a place self-talk that reflects self-love than when I do the exact same things with self-talk that is self-bullying.

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Broken compassion

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

Broken compassion
When I'm feeling battered and bruised by life, one of the first things that happens is that my inner walls go up. What if I could let compassion pour out even upon those who are criticizing and hurting me instead of putting up walls of protection?

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The shadow side of meaning

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

Blame by !anaughty!, on Flickr. Used via Creative Commons licensing. Humans are meaning-making creatures. We want to know why things happen as they do. We want to know how to live better lives. We want to know how life works. Finding meaning in our lives is a necessary part of most of our journeys. It motivates us, it sustains us through difficult times, and it is an organizing principle in what often seems to be a chaotic world. We need meaning. But there is a shadow side to our hunt for meaning, too. What we really want most of the...

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