Do we ever really stop and truly engage, looking into someone’s eyes and feel their existence? We are always too busy or thinking about what we want to say, and let our distractions consume our mind. Our world is disconnected, digital and diluted and we wonder why people feel so invisible and the war on mental health continues to bleed on. I challenge you to engage once a day, whether it is a stranger or your child, friend or spouse. Turn your mind on mute and look them in the eyes an listen.
“How is your day?”
Why are we so damn hard on ourselves? We will cut someone off in a heart beat and forgive someone who walks all over us so easily but we hate on ourselves our whole lives for the pettiest mistakes. Life is full of personal mistakes and it is our journey with experiences that make us the strong person we become and we all need to learn how to forgive ourselves as we deserve that more than anyone else. It’s time to stop being so hard on yourself, stop judging your every moment, embrace your flaws, strive for the best but appreciate your mistakes that are merely seeds that blossom into wisdom. You are beautiful, strong and you deserve the best from yourself.
*photo by Nicole Borges Photography