Day #8 :: Compassion :: 31 Days of Devotion

Welcome to your practice for Day 8. 
Today kicks off our theme for week 2 :: Compassion. 
And in particular, Self Compassion. 

Let's get real with each other for a moment.
Practicing our best intentions for ourselves -- moment by moment -- is hard. 

If you have a perfectionist streak like me, you might be finding that mediation practice is just another opportunity to judge yourself, or that setting intentions and goals brings up a tendency to "rate" how you're doing at life. 
Perhaps the New Year conjures the desire to "fix" ourselves, or "get better" or be totally different. 

Phooey, I say. And yet, so so easy to do. As I share in today's video, being critical of myself has basically been my default mode in life. So if you have that tendency too, I totally feel you. 

It's also why we're taking a turn towards loving ourselves up for the next seven days-- and practicing resting with how we are --and who we are-- Right. Now. And without judgement.

All the messy bits and mangey emotions.
Not easy. Yet so worth it.
This is how a trustworthy friendship with ourselves is formed.

We'll be joined by a fantastic roster of contributing teachers this week, including Sydney Faith Rose + Ralph De La Rosa 

Just grab a comfortable seat, and perhaps a pen + paper to capture your own insights after meditation, and click the video below. 

Welcome to 31 Days of Devotion. You're doing Great.