How Traveling Solo Taught Me the Most About Self-Compassion

How Traveling Solo Taught Me the Most About Self-Compassion

Two years ago I joined a mindfulness program that has encouraged me to meditate every single morning, engage in morning exercise, and incorporate mantras into my day - all this with the intention to enhance my own sense of self-compassion. Wherein I have read books on the topic and even developed my own personal exercises for them,  I realized that nothing could enhance my own self-compassion more than going out into the world all by myself. I always believed that learning happened best through actual experience. While we can sit down and do self-compassion exercises, going on solo flight to a place completely unknown taught me a few things about what it meant to be compassionate. 

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Sometimes You Aren't Meant to Go Against The Current. Here's Why:

"I don't know," she said, "all I know is I've been working so damn hard, swimming upstream..." 

Well, girl, sometimes we just aren't meant to go against the current. When things aren't going according to plan, stop for a moment, and consider asking yourself one thing - What am I resisting? 

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On Resistance and Letting Go

Resistance as it turns out comes in the form of denial, excuses, and justifications for poor behavior. It isn’t about consciously saying that we are opposed to something - but instead it is about how we tend to resist letting go of what can no longer exist for fear of the unknown. 

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