Daily Dose for the Mind


Find a song that speaks to your heart. Play it over and over, and sing along to it over and over, as though you are doing it for all the wounded souls. If none of that helps, use your vacation days to take a trip. Go somewhere you’ve always said you wanted to go—the Grand Canyon, the Camino de Santiago, Machu Picchu. All by yourself. Just you and the road. After spending time alone, go to your own sacred place. Close your eyes and clear your mind. Even if you are not that spiritual, invoke the heart of compassion and feel the embrace of acceptance. Downcast and heartbroken, I know you were once me and I was once you. So today, I pray for you.”

Love yourself despite your imperfections. Do you not feel compassion for yourself as you struggle through life? You are so eager to help your friends, but you treat yourself so poorly. Stroke your heart once in a while and tell yourself, “I love you.”

Excerpt From: Haemin Sunim. “The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World”.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. kinge says:

    Comforting and assuring words, especially the last paragraph

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    1. GS says:

      When you feel good about yourself, you are able to give more to others. You worry less about your own problems and can devote more time to your friends and family. This, in turn, will strengthen your existing relationships. In addition, people will naturally be attracted to the selflessness you exude, and they will want to get to know you more. Sounds good, right?

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      1. kinge says:

        Yes it does.

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      2. GS says:


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  2. DiosRaw says:

    Very beautiful and true, saying “I love you” to ourselves is very powerful. If we treated ourselves as our own best friends, life would be a wonderful experience.

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    1. GS says:

      Agreed Amber. You are a masterpiece. Not only are you great, you are great just the way you are. You’ve likely accomplished a lot in your life and you deserve love. So, why not leave yourself an “I love you” note as a reminder?

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  3. Ayushi Gupta says:

    a song that speaks to heart❤❤this sentence itself spoke a lot to my heart❣💛

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      ♥️♥️glad you liked the post


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