When I judge others, it’s simply a reflection of my own self ridicule. When I dabble in others problems, pretending I know the answers to their continual suffering, claiming to have victory or expertise I do not, it’s because I’m avoiding my own stuff. When I berate my progress, picking apart my pace + imperfections, I’m unable to extend much over due, (and abundantly free) grace.
How I befriend you, starts with how I befriend me. In what way can you be kind to yourself today? This kindness is balm for others, and is maybe just the permission they need to give themselves this kindness too. 🤍