Daily Word Vitamin

Should

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“One must be compassionate to oneself, before external compassion,” The Dalai Lama reminds us.

Compassion involves the art of DE-SHOULDING ourselves, then others. It is a universal truth that emotionally we can’t give away what we haven’t got. We will just end up feeling drained and resentful.

Respecting true innocence in children is easy, however respecting it also in tired adults is an act of grace.

Too often it’s assumed we SHOULD know how.

Everyone has fragilities and areas of emotional inexperience they are working on.

Adults choosing growth are often overwhelmed with new responsibilities and levels of intimacy.

We all drop the ball in new territory and genuinely feel lost at times.

It’s really constructive to weed out this harsh word from our own dialogue and to assist those we care about to do so too. Because, the domino effect of this common weed like word SHOULD strangles feelings of emotional wellbeing.

SHOULD creates SHAME which means we or they feel SHITTY.

So let’s be gentlemen and women today and refrain from focusing on what SHOULD be happening and choose to become more compassionate about what actually is happening?

Let’s love ourselves and others as we are; all of us an emotional work in progress.Replacing that shitty, shame filled word with genuine compassion is what authentic Emotional Fitness is all about.

May the compassion fairies be with you today ..

I wish you many gentle SHOULD free decades ahead

Lotsa love Cynthia
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Cynthia Morton

Cynthia is the bestselling Author, Blogger, Lecturer and Founder of the multi award-winning Emotional Fitness Program. Since 1995 she has helped nearly 30,000 Australians – from the leaders of commerce and industry, indigenous communities, elite athletes and teens – improve their emotional health and well-being. Her extraordinary work has been recognized with an Australian of the Year Award (Qld. Local Hero Category 2005), The Prime Ministers Award of Excellence Award, and The Pride of Australia Medal.

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