being in the mood for love is a great way to expect a quantum leap, I guess. And with February 14 approaching, I need a detox from anything but that.
A friend of mine told me he is impressed with the faith I have on people, him being more cautious probably. Can we trust others? And why not? After all, a lot of injuries come from ourselves, not from others.
A way to train to better one to one relationship apparently, in order to prepare for an awesome February 14 and after, is to speak kindly to oneself.
You might object: wait a second, when I speak to myself I usually turn my voice off. What are you talking about?
And YET, apparently, there is a special tone of internal voice we apply when we talk to ourselves. Is it kind? Do we speak to our pet in a nicer way?
If I say for example to myself with a smile:
Good morning gorgeous April, hello my beautiful Goddess, hello sunshine… or how was your day my talented genius, … it is a little bit different from
hey, April, still haven’t figured out how to do x and y? This is not a way I would treat a friend, not even an acquaintance, so a diet of kind and valorizing self talk is something I commit to, together with stopping using sugar for my coffee 🙂
I have started 2015 in my hometown, and as I came back to Paris I was absorbed by some violent, but also some very solidary actions of the citizens in this beautiful city!
In order to start this blog-year well, I found out a petition on line, that corresponds to my beliefs: let’s promise to show Kindness, Respect, Wisdom and Gratitude the whole year! I have signed up, and in case any one would like to join, you will find the link at the end of the post. But I guess practicing is more important than signing 🙂
Three Principles for 2015
Show Kindness and Respect
We will show kindness and respect towards ourselves and others whenever possible. And it’s always possible, because everyone we meet is fighting a battle we may know nothing about.
Strive for Wisdom
We will seek to be wise in our decisions, listening deeply to ourselves and others, and balancing our heads, hearts and intuitions in a harmony that feels right.
We will regularly reflect on what we’re grateful for, because it brings perspective, dissolves negativity, and grounds us in what’s most important.
Our community has overwhelmingly voted for these 3 simple, powerful principles to support each other to follow in 2015. Join thousands of others in this New Year’s pledge to ourselves, and then share stories and insights from our “journeys within” on a live chat tool. When 500,000 of us pledge, we’ll invite world leaders to personally join us, and we’ll all check in 3 times this coming year to see how we’re doing.