I think ‘my religion’ is gently remembering to think kindly of myself. Especially in those moments when the chatter in my head says otherwise or I feel worried, or afraid. Yep. I think that’s it. I believe that when we do this, kindness naturally spills over and touches other people too:)
Joseph, that’s such a great way to be! I’ve heard so many people say things across the lines of “you will get back what you put in to the world.” When you are practicing compassion towards the people you interact with on a daily basis, and letting your love and kind/positive attributes prevail I like to think that your influence will carry over and hopefully return to you in some shape or form. Even when it does not, there is no reason not to continue acting with compassion in all your affairs.
Fancy that – two of my favourite people in one thread 🙂 Hi Joseph and Lisa! My “religion” (the way I try and live my life) is also about kindness and compassion and seeking truth. I am currently spending a lot of time looking at ego and the effects it has on me and on others. I am trying to be kind to myself when I speak or act from a place of selfishness and un-awareness – this being human business is quite tricky sometimes it seems. I am finding that the more I look the more I see the “guru” in absolutely every aspect of my life and in every person (easy or difficult) that I interact with. I am grateful for this life – for its challenges, its beauty, its ups and downs. And I’m so grateful for those who write and share online to encourage others like myself to continue on our spiritual journeys.