Today's writing was by hand in my notebook, so the entry is shorter than some others have been. Also, note the section with plus marks utilizes an Emily Dickinson technique. When she was writing, if she thought of other words that might work as well as the one she initially chose, she didn't allow her inner editor to spend time laboring over which word to choose, she just put a plus sign and wrote another word possibility there. I did the same thing, and the words weren't synonomous, they simply were different (and sometimes fun to consider) options.
Prompt: Where do I need to be more compassionate, kind and caring with myself?
Today, I will be gentle, kind and caring with myself like this….
I will pursue curiosity lovingly, not like an interrogation. I won’t make myself feel like I am in a dressing gown with my ass hanging out in front of everyone I’ve never wanted to see. I will be lovingly, compassionately curious with myself. “Oh, interesting!” I will say to myself as I watch myself. This is walking into new territory, perhaps mushy + rocky + languid + unwieldy + boring +untrustable + exhilarating + scary + forceful + wet + blatantly-other-than-me terrain.
I will be my gentle by not having to be right or forget a path or find a way. I will allow a way (or ways) to find and continue start and continue love deeply often and well and I will receive love well.
I will see and often receive love over and kindly and very, very well.
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