"Mindfulness is holding the experience. Kind-fulness is holding the experiencer." - Kristin Neff
Mindfulness is a magical practice. But it's easy to lose. You only need a few noisy neighbors - or an idiotic uncle - or a pedantic partner - or any number of interlocutors or interruptions to recognize your mindfulness was a fleeting facade.
Kind-fulness, by contrast, invites everything in - not to be merely noticed - but to be intimately embraced. It’s gentle. And loving. It's playful. And light.
Think about how much of your life is working, in pixel perfect harmony, as you read these very words.
Scan your body from top to toes. Love every piece and part of you that is working right now, without asking anything in return.
Your heart for beating.
Your lungs for breathing.
Your eyes for seeing.
Your body for being.
Speaking for myself - this is really an incredibly transformative practice.
Holding myself - my whole self - my failings, my frailties, my foibles - the whole enchilada of experience that the fortunes have foisted on my fragile frame - this is the ultimate embrace.
So regardless of what you’re going through - try it.
Rest your mindfulness muscle for a moment.
And simply love yourself.
Sooner or later, the world smiles back :)
Teach what you know. Do what you love. Wake up the world with your work.
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