Self Compassion

If someone were to ask me what I thought was one of society’s most damaging overall maladies, I’d say the inability to care for and about oneself. Even though science tells us over and over again in as many ways as possible, regarding as many disconnected topics and issues as possible, we still fight for the right not to care. I’m not judging- no not at all. I’ve had bad habits and been with people who don’t bring out the best in me. I’ve made choices that neither served me nor addressed my healthy mind, body or soul. What amazes me though, is how many people continue to self-harm knowing full well that they are doing so; living in an unbalanced relationship, smoking, drinking to excess and/or any other number of self deprecating behaviors. The real question is why. I know the answer continues to allude me and evades those much smarter than me, but knowing that there are so many unhappy people in this life who would prefer to hurt themselves than to benefit themselves, is reason enough for me to feel concerned. Let’s agree to commit to making better choices starting…now!