Today on Mental Health Day, through my Facebook page, I took the time to share some of my favourite quotes from the book “Love for Imperfect Things” written by a Zen Buddhist teacher called Haenim Sunim.
To wish you all good night, I am going to pick what spoke to me the most, in relation to self compassion and mental health. It is a simple wish yet so powerful: “May you find the eye of compassion within you”.
I was delighted to see how many people shared their thoughts and experiences of mental health on social media, the more we talk about it the more normal it will be for people to open up. Yet it is so easy to find space in our heart to help others and so hard to become our own biggest fans.
We all expect so much from ourselves: perfection, strength, compassion for others – but what about looking after ourselves?
Over the last 18 months, I have gone on a big journey of self discovery and self compassion which is what brought me to life coaching. On world mental health day I encourage you to look after yourself first and foremost. Don’t keep running on an empty tank but begin your journey to recharge and reconnect with yourself. Life coaching can be transformational and I would be delighted to help you on your journey.
And, as the day draws to an end, if you feel that you are not ready for a change: don’t worry – start in a simple way and just go and have a relaxing bath and take a little time out. It is through stillness that calm can be found and so can mental health.
Good night everyone