People are just these beautiful beings. So different, so fragile yet so strong. Bravest when they’re most vulnerable. Fear leading to courage and persistence. Seeking. Curiosity. The will to survive. Connected, complex, confusing but all around fascinating and lovable. Individual, yet collective. Varying, infinitely, yet bound together by the rawness of a few emotions. Love. Openness. Pain and suffering, but always able to look towards light (otherwise, each other). These bodies of light, some dim and burning out and others shining furiously. We’re all waxing and waning throughout our lives. I strive to be light as much as possible, and with blessings, have others who are lights for me when I grow dim.
I have this love for people. It feels boundless. Strangers, even. I see a face and I see a soul. I love people. I love the goodness and I love that we’re all trying the best we can even when it appears we’re not to some others, perhaps. Even in all of humanity’s wretchedness and capacity to do harm, I still love people. Even those. For they too have a reason—whether good or bad—for their behavior, their being.
I just wish I could turn this unconditional compassion I have for others towards myself. That’s my on-going process.
I have to read a primary source from a psychologist to do a review. Any personal recommendations? I’m personally a fan of Rogers, so I’m thinking about going that route but just thought I’d reach out for comments or opinions :-)
"in the midst of chaos and movement, keep stillness inside you" this is a quote that I use to remind myself when things around me feel overwhelming, or busy or chaotic. Remember to take moments just to focus internally on calming yourself, and doing something to perhaps forget about the chaos around you. I sometimes think of it as sitting in a field of grass, and everything around me is blowing and the birds are moving, but I am just silent, and present in the moment :)
This is lovely advice, thank you for sharing dear! xo