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The Kindness Experiment

Begin today's practice by remembering a time you offered kindness to another. Whether in word or deed, think about how it felt to give to another in this way.


Where do you feel it the most?


For me, I find kindness embodied most in the center of my chest. It's a warm and glowy feeling. Definitely one worth noticing and repeating.


Now, here is where we flip the script. Imagine a way you could offer this kindness to yourself. It doesn't have to be grand, but you should aim to have a similar, embodied experience like you have when giving to others.


I know. This can feel difficult. We aren't used to turning our care and attention towards ourselves.


For me, often the kindest thing I can offer to myself is the permission to take a break. Even if I have a million things to do, taking a break serves me more than powering through to exhaustion.


Saying 'no' is powerful act of self-kindness.


Not answering the phone every time it rings. Skipping a work out. Not skipping a work out. It all depends on you and how you feel.


Take some time to figure out how you feel, and then take the kindest action possible from this knowing. Or, maybe no action at all. Or, maybe just a little.


Start small, and see where this leads you.


With one, tiny, pebble of kindness tossed into the stillness of our being, the ripples of care begin to blossom.






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Monica Salazar Mack
Monica Salazar Mack
01 mar 2022

This is so absolutely beautiful and such a powerful reminder. I feel it in my belly area and it warms me as well. Thank you friend! I am so grateful for you and your kindness!

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Diana DeVaul
01 mar 2022
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I am grateful for you! Always sharing your heart with others through your art and kind words and deeds💖

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kat
25 feb 2022

What lovely thoughts and suggestions. I just thought of something to take care of me that doesn't involve food or a trip to the store (or an online order). It can be so simple and this is a nice reminder to care for self! Sending you warmth and gratitude!

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Diana DeVaul
01 mar 2022
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Thank you! I don’t know why it’s so hard to care for ourselves with the same effort we care for others. It would be revolutionary if we all made self-care a priority.❤️

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