My Religion Is Kindness or I Will Be Gentle With Myself

(Based on the song “My Religion Is Kindness” and the chant “I Will Be Gentle With Myself” )

“ I will be gentle with myself. I will be gentle with myself.
And I will hold myself like a newborn baby child.”

Gratitude and being kind to ourselves and others is a spiritual practice that can transform our lives.  How many of us actually do that? In times of distress do we allow ourselves to be truly kind, compassionate and gentle with ourselves, or do we allow our inner critic to get in the way and mentally beat ourselves up? I know that I am guilty of not always treating myself in a kind and gentle way. I wrote this chant for myself to remember that I always have a choice.

In our time together we will:

  • Look at what our inner voice says when we supposedly “mess up.”
  • Discover techniques to nurture ourselves and choose new ways of being.
  • Practice the art of extreme self-care, and being kind to ourselves.
  • Discover the freedom of not having to be perfect!
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This retreat really filled up my tool box with lots of concrete, practical tools. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience and new ways to enhance my life.

— Participant: Donna – Santa Barbara CA Retreat

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