I'll start this one with a quote "Treating myself like a precious object makes me stronger." - Julie Cameron
I read this quote in "The Artist's Way" in 2011 and it still resonates with me today. Yoga teaches me the importance of self-care. Adequate rest, baths with scented oils, massages, time alone, long walks in good company - these items aren't optional, they're necessary. Treating myself well, like a precious gift, allows me to have a greater capacity to teach and heal. When we treat ourselves well, we are able to be more present as lovers, mothers, fathers, and parents.
We can be too hard on ourselves; and the world is tough enough as it is without our own strong inner criticisms. When I start to get into a critical thought cycle, I go back to the quote by Julie and do something nice for myself.
Hi! I'm Robin - Teacher, Singer, & Author. I love creativity & sharing what I love!