Have you ever gotten a not-so-great comment on a picture or post? Possibly told at one point that you were making a big mistake, or something you had done wasn’t right. That which hasn’t left you all tingly and warm inside? It happens far too often in our modern society… people feel as though they have some kind of right to say the things they say, no matter how detrimental to our well-being.
It saddens me, but also makes me proud of who I am. I AM my flaws, I AM made of all the broken pieces of me, and who’s to say that they’re not worth having? Those jagged pieces that don’t quite fit together as perfectly as they once did, due to a multitude of reasons, are what make me interesting, are what make me a good conversationalist, and make me a great story teller.
Anti-Bullying Day is February 28th, albeit an unconventional day for self-assurance. The term anti-bullying, to me, resembles a “don’t mess with me” kind of attitude, but it also reminds us to stay kind. It underlines the need for kindness in our day to day lives because we never know what type of hardship someone is facing at the present time.
I’m sure many of us are quite familiar with the quote by Wendy Mass, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” Try to keep this in mind while interacting with people throughout your day. As well as the golden rule: “Treat those how you yourself want to be treated.”
Remaining heart centered, let’s use that heart to spread love and acceptance. It is our heart chakra that is the center of where we keep our deep bonds with others, our sense of compassion and caring, feelings of altruism, self-love, kindness, generosity, and respect.
Keep conscious of the fact that we humans are known to bully ourselves oftentimes; it’s simply in our nature. We are too harsh on ourselves a lot of the time. It is important to remain vigilant dealing with our own bad habits- our harmful inner voice and the lack of compassion we show for ourselves. Because how we communicate with ourselves tends to reflect how we communicate with others.
The world is a splendid place, and it is our duty to treat it as such. It roots us, grants us a firm foundation for our lives when taking each step, and it should remain that way. Let us treat her with the same respect she has shown us by treating others the way we ought to.
Mantra: I am grateful for all the challenges that helped me to transform and open up to love