I thought this post by the person who inspired our current meditation challenge was a wonderful way of capturing what I was trying to say about resolutions in the previous post…
How did the first day of your commitment go? My New Year’s Day meditation was difficult to make happen, and today’s is yet to happen. We had houseguests – a challenge I hadn’t prepared for! Embarrassed by my poor start, I acknowledge my humanness, and say to myself with compassion, “I can begin again in this moment”. Sharing your humanness with others might help them begin again, as well…in the space below.
I also failed to meditate on 1/1/2013. I didn’t beat myself up and I just started yesterday. Perfection is never going to happen so the faster we let go of that, the calmer we feel and less anxious towards ourselves and our lives.
A quote from Buddha is “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”
This is so true – I was just thinking today about how I could apply this approach to my to-do lists.
Thanks for sharing that quote – I love it!