Hey, give yourself a break. You’re doing great!

The world that I’m living in and the one that you’re in are very very different. They’re shaped by the way that we think and feel about ourselves and others. But, if we put more of a focus on enhancing how we think in our own individual worlds, could we make our entire earth a better place to be?

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Usually on Sundays at Ever Widening Circles (EWC) we write a lengthier piece–we think of it like reading the old Sunday paper– but today we are going to give you something a little briefer, and then give you some time to yourself to take in and maybe put into practice some of the tips in today’s video.

Today’s video covers a subject that’s exceptionally important, but also very personal and individual.

Today is about whoever is staring at these words through a screen right now.

Today is about you.

Yes, you. All of you — wherever you are, whatever you’re doing. We’re asking you to consider one thing today, and that’s how wonderful you are regardless of what you may seem to think of the state of your life right now. By simply existing, you’re making our world a better place to be.

So be nice to yourself today, and give this video from Joe Bichard a watch.

What do you think could happen if we all really started appreciating and embracing our differences? What if we stopped being so hard on ourselves about things that are simply out of our control?

Where could we end up?

We rarely do this, but today we are going to give you a little homework. Wherever you are, take the next 15 minutes for a little bit of self-compassion, go ahead and give the meditation in this video a try! You’re already here, why not give it a go!

The most powerful thing in your world is your own mind. Don’t allow it hurt you if you have the choice, because we know and you know, you’re just doing your best.

Keep yourself open to new possibilities and happiness will stay nearby!

  • Sam
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  1. “A Self Compassion Exercise.” Vimeo. Joe Bichard, July 2017. Web. 01 July 2016. <https://vimeo.com/153483613>.

Samantha Burns

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Samantha is a listener, creator, collector of knick knacks and lover of most, if not all, types of cheese.