Deep Inside

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You are the who that you are, but that doesn’t mean you can’t change the bad that you are. But… in doing that, don’t condemn the whole that is all of what you are.

Have compassion for what is deep inside.

It’s a new year and you know what that means? You are now looking at a blank canvas, a fresh start, and all the old negative feelings you had in 2017 you should throw out with this week’s trash! You don’t need them anymore.

Don’t be so hard on yourself. You are human and are learning. So learn to forgive, love, care about everyone—and that includes you. If you can’t do this for yourself then it will be harder to do it with others.

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Life is short; don’t wait. Go ahead and reach deep inside—you might be surprised at the beauty you find there.

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35 thoughts on “Deep Inside

  1. A gift that is so beautiful it will make you cry…tears of joy, for no other feeling can come with this discovery but those of love ❤ 😀
    Happy New Year Michele, and please forgive me, I missed your kind heart when I was sending my blessings to all and sundry, but I do so now with more appreciation and love of who you are because of that misdemeanor. May 2018 be filled with much love and hope in your journey kind lady ❤

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  2. pjlazos says:

    Sage advice and a good reminder as we embark on 2018! Compassion is something we often extend to others, but rarely ourselves. Thanks, Michele! 😘

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  3. Eliza says:

    Thanks Michele for inspiring us.
    Happy New Year….

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  4. Well, this was very timely. HUGS>

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  5. I love the blank slate of the new year. Filling it with compassion is excellent advice.

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  6. Words of wisdom Michele.
    And a Happy new year to you. 😀

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  7. smilecalm says:

    sounds simple enough
    that maybe even
    i can do it 🙂

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  8. wilsonagaba says:

    It’s beautiful , thanks!

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  9. Daman says:

    Ah. Loved it ❤️

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  10. Totally agree. Infact every day is a new fresh start…. Enough reason to be positive and happy. ☺️☺️

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  11. Oh, compassion for one’s self is so very difficult.

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    • You are so right, Kenzie, it really is. But, I feel that if we can’t forgive ourselves, or have that compassion for ourselves, then how can we ever for anybody else? Also, there comes a point where we have to stop beating ourselves up.

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      • I possess amazing compassion for others, but with respect to some of my past decisions, forgiveness for myself refuses to arrive. Argh!

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      • Because of your compassion for others, I’m sure in time you will feel it for yourself. At least that’s how it’s been for me. I used to blame myself for everything big and small. At some point while trying to figure out the mess that was me, I realized I had to come to the point of forgiving myself and others. It didn’t let me off the hook for the mistakes I had made, and I felt bad I had made them, but this non compassion and non forgiveness for myself wasn’t working very well. I finally realized that I hadn’t done anything to be mean or non caring on purpose, but what I did was my best at the time. I also realize that it’s impossible to take this journey and not make big mistakes along the way.

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      • Boy, I’ve made some doozies along the way, and thank you for your caring and compassionate words. I will attempt to remember them.

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  12. neilsonanita says:

    Really sincere and lovely post thanks!

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  13. How funny that I should mention compassion in my last comment, then I come here and find that compassion is the theme here!:) I’m sure there is a message here and thanks Michele for bringing it to our attention. Is it too late to wish a Happy New Year in February? I hope not! 🙂 🙂

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