Welcome to my self-compassion series prompted and inspired by this free e-course! For the rest of the month, I will do my best to open my heart center to breathe in compassion for myself and others.
Day 7 challenges the urge of getting a second opinion. It’s a magical task of awakening and you shouldn’t feel guilty for wanting to love yourself.
Do I seek approval to feel better about myself or a decision I made?
I do this more times than I really should. When something great comes my way, I immediately want someone else to know about it. It’s me taking the time to feed another person that did not have that awesome idea or stroke of luck. If it’s pushed too far than I guess it would be considered bragging! Then people assume you are egotistical! It can get out of hand real quick.
Knowing my limits is important and that’s why most torches I carry reap the delayed gratification when it comes around. However, if I am not the leader or person overall in control, then I absolutely need to seek out approval for my actions or ideas. I honor the person in charge and respect them so I don’t typically do things out of bounds. It’s my Capricorn moon sign that rules this department.
Social media loves public recognition and engagement, so what does that mean for our self-compassion? Well, honestly I don’t share everything under the sun online. If I do, than it’s too poetic for anyone to decipher unless they are sitting down with me 24/7 soaking in every thought and feeling. Which most can’t do. (Not advised as I have a wild brain wave that’s too gruesome for the average firefly.)
People should know about the good you do when it benefits the large. If it’s doing a tiny task like washing the dishes for your parents, then you don’t need to brag. But discovering an awesome china set for a Christmas present that you found while cleaning out an old lady’s attic, you definitely should share to the world. It has quality and beauty stored within the story. Compassionate stories are automatically approved no matter the conditions so use your judgement and post wisely. When it’s all said and done, you’re the one that makes your bed and you will have to sleep in it.