MIND-FULL OR MINDFUL
“I am so tired of this.” “I cannot breathe!” “There is nothing to fear.” “Stop thinking about it.” “I have to get out of here now.” “Why me?” “There is nothing to panic about.” “Focus.” “I have to do this.” “ “I hate this.” “Think happy thoughts.” “You can do this.” “I hope nobody’s looking.”
Have you ever had the feeling your brain is going to explode, attacked by many different thoughts?
I did, and I do. BREAKING NEWS is NORMAL. Our human brain has the amazing capacity to comment on, judge, evaluate, and question our experiences and emotions. Which, make us special and unique. However, these very abilities can get us caught up in all sorts of problems.
Don’t worry, we can help ourselves using an incredible tool, Compassion Mindfulness.
I know it seems too easy to be true but, with a bit of faith and lots of practice, we can learn to live with our overcomplicated brain. First, let’s define the word Compassion. Frequently, I hear people referring to compassion as a weakness, indulgence or a luxury. But, trust me, it is not. The word Compassion comes from the Latin word “Compassio” meaning “Suffer with.” And, is “the Sensitivity to the suffering of self and others with a commitment to try to relieve it.” As you can read, to be Compassionate we need to be strong, and courageous. In fact, it is bravery that moves us towards difficulties, and pains instead of run away from them.
Since I started my journey on compassion and wisdom, I had many progress and setbacks. And, probably, the biggest hurdle I had, was to accept myself as I am. Most of the time, we are easily compassionate towards our friends and family members, but rarely we apply the same level of love for ourselves. By nature, I am a doer, and I like to take actions. And, let me tell you the bravest and most painful effort I ever made was to stop, breathe, and watch my feelings and emotions without being caught by them.
Today, try to be as kind and compassionate to yourself as you are with others.
Repeat with me “I am here for you, I love you”