Opening to Joy – Day 24

I already can see, just two practices in, this making a difference. It feels like my insides are rearranging themselves.

At a school fundraiser last night, I was offering lovingkindness to people, silently, allowing me to more easily have random conversations with people. Not wanting to just avoid, and, too, not rushing in defensively into a conversation to fill silences.  I was oddly at peace.

Today, the day after the fundraiser, as I have doubts come up of whether people liked me or judged me, I am offering myself kindness when that “sting” feeling comes up ( all the time ).

Offering wellness to others who were there and who shared a little of themselves.

There is a pain to this practice, but it feels good at the same time.

May all beings be happy ♡