What does it look like to you?
Lately I’ve been in a compassionate mood. To myself first, and this compassion transmutes to all that I come into contact with. One thing about life, it keeps going. If I treat myself with a small portion of compassion throughout the day, at the end it adds up to a big win.
My family, my friends, my home, my car, and everything that I’d known was taken away from me temporarily this same time last year (2020). I’d traveled to India with 300$, a book bag full of un necessary things, and a dream to build my community. I did not see the pandemic happening the way that it did.
I’d arrived in India at the end of February, it was a leap year, and my little brother Tosh’s birthday. My training was from March 3rd until March 28th. I ended up flying home August 22,2020.
India taught me compassion. Wow.. so many humans I met. So many people with so much less, and yet, they feed me. I could not understand it then like I do now. I guess sometimes it takes a moment to really process the things that are happening around you. I’d become so accustomed to the way of in one country and to be told that I wasn’t able to travel back home was an adjustment. I admit at first I was excited.. yay I’m in India, and then reality set in. Im in India with little to no money, and the world is basically crumbling. Not one moment did my us flag matter in India. I was taken in as family, and that my friends is compassion.
I say all of this to say, offer love to you. Offer compassion to you. Don’t wait for anyone to come alone and swoop you up off your feet, no! Sweep yourself off your own feet. Do nice things with and for yourself!. Offer compassion to you, because maybe someone will see the way that you love on you and want to try it.
We heal this world by living our best life. If you live yours and I live mine we will all be fine.
Until next time.