Being Kind While On Memory Lane

Today’s meditation was ten minutes and eight seconds, and focused on examining one’s habits, when you catch yourself in the middle of them, to see if they are really for you, and necessary, or if they are simply habits picked up over a lifetime.

The guided meditation explained that this is a part of mindfulness and getting to know yourself. That the more that you make decisions and choices based on what is authentically right for you, rather than what you’ve “picked up” along the way, The more mindful and “your self” you become.

Today’s draw is the Six of Cups, which is a card that deals with memories within the realm of the emotions and relationships, and provides guidance to view these emotions with kindness and understanding rather than judgement and condemnation.

The appearance of the Six of Cups in today’s draw is just that… a reminder that when I reflect on my memories, I am kind to myself rather than beating myself up with should haves and harsh judgements.

As you know, I can often do that.  I need to remember that while mistakes of the past can be learning tools for the future, that doesn’t mean you have to relive the emotional trauma again and again each time you touch upon those memories.

One thought on “Being Kind While On Memory Lane

  1. Yeah, you do this alot, though I guess I can’t really cast too many stones on this one as I tend to do it as well. In fact, just the other day I was looking back, reading back here over your past posts and after reading some of the posts from when -I- was trying to find my way back from depression, I still felt just as guilty, just as horrible as I felt the first time I read them.

    I still blame myself just as much now for the hurt I put you through now as I did then. I’m still sorry that I didn’t realize sooner what I was doing, that I wasn’t near as far out of the darkness as I’d believed myself to be.

    I love you man.

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