So when I checked in with my guides this morning on what my focus for today should be, Compassion came up. At first, I was puzzled. Off the top of my head, I couldn’t come up with any conflicts bothering me or my close friends, there weren’t any big issues that came to mind that I felt needed this expression. So I let my mind quiet some more and asked, ‘Why compassion, and why now.’
Immediately, my neck started hurting. The neck problem has been an on-going problem for me where sometimes I wake up with a stiff neck, as I had the other night, and it takes days for me to regain full mobility. It still hurts now.
And then it hit. I’ve been so focused on all the things going on outside of me and the list of things that I have to take care of that I truly hadn’t been giving myself the attention my body has been calling for. I’ve been finding the pain and a cough that has just started today as annoying, things I need to just get over so I can move on. Rather than trying to rush the process though, my body is telling me to find compassion for myself.
I guess it came as no surprise that last night as I was drifting off to sleep, my mind randomly went to Quan Yin, and I felt her calming, compassionate presence to my right. For those of you who do not know her story, I suggest doing a bit of research and finding comfort in what you find. As much as I check in on others, on external events, I am reminded that I also need to check in with me, to bring in that same awareness and compassion to myself.
So today, I’ll take it easy. I’ll drink my water, continue to stretch my neck so I can increase motility, and be kind and love my body. Hey, it’s the only one I have and I’d love for it to work well before I can help others, no?
So yes, today’s take home message: be compassionate in all instances – to those you come across and meet today and towards yourself. I love you, and thank you for coming into my life too!