The other day I was making breakfast and on the other burner, I had kept milk and I told myself that since I am standing here, I do not need to put the flame on low. I just took a turn to open the fridge and then no need to guess what happened……..the milk got spilled. Over the years, I have become wiser, so I didn’t beat myself for this spill and told myself, spill happens.
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete-Jack Kornfield
You must be wondering that a simple milk spill reminds me of a huge topic like ‘Self-Compassion’. Yes, because big concepts need to be applied in our daily lives. A small spill can remind one of all the previous big mistakes that a person has done and can lead to taking one down the road to self-sabotage.
Instead of mercilessly judging and criticizing yourself for various inadequacies or shortcomings, self-compassion means you are kind and understanding when confronted with personal failings – after all, who ever said you were supposed to be perfect?
Observe yourself when a spill happens.
What thoughts comes to your mind. What self-talk you do when this happens? Do you do that when other makes some mistakes at home or work?
Who can you be if you allow these spills?
Who can you be with others if you allow the spills by them?
Have compassion for yourself, because spills happen!!!