“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”- Buddha
This week I’d like to share something I learnt from a little birdie that kept pecking on its reflection in the glass. It was as if it was not pleased with what it saw and was trying somehow to make things better.
Isn’t that the way some of us are with ourselves? I mean, we can be understanding and merciful when it comes to others but some of us (me included) can be our own harshest critic sometimes. We can overlook the mistakes of others but we look at our shortcomings through magnifying glasses so that things appear out of proportionately worse off than it really is.
Oft late I have come to notice that people hardly notice or even make as much of an issue as we do of our own goof ups. I mean everyone knows that after all no one is perfect. Then why do we like that cute little bird peck unapprovingly at our reflections when we fail in life? The truth I learnt from that lil bird was that we could definitely enjoy life a lot more if we could just give ourselves a break sometimes and quit being so hard on ourselves whether to be right for acceptance or just for no reason at all!
Life itself can be tough enough without us having to make it harder for ourselves. Often it may be the reactions of people who don’t understand or approve of us that cause us to introspect and analyse ourselves but sometimes it might just be the inner perfectionist in us who looks for areas to tweak to improve. Whatever be the source we just need to silence our inner critic and laugh at ourselves some more. After all, how can we enjoy the beauty in ourselves if we continue pecking at our reflections on the window?
Nugget of Life: View your life with Kind sight. Stop beating yourself up about things from your past. Instead of slapping your forehead and asking: “What was I thinking?” Breathe and ask yourself the kinder question: “What was I learning?”- Author Unknown
Have an awesome week!