The Gift of Self


How strange that it is holiday time and I am thinking about the gift of Self.

Aren’t we supposed to be gifting all those we love dearly during this season?

What I learned this year is that I can have little effect in the world if I have not handled my own inner violence

Which in my case can look like shame, judgement and holding fast to what I think I know.

Go gently, all of us…


“What you do for yourself – any gesture of kindness, any gesture of gentleness, any gesture of honesty and clear seeing toward yourself – will affect how you experience the world. In fact, it will transform how you experience the world. What you do for yourself, you’re doing for others, and what you do for others, you’re doing for yourself.” – Pema Chodron


2 Responses to “The Gift of Self”

  1. Rita Kindl Myers on December 24th, 2013

    This I know to be true. A Very Merry Christmas to you. Rita

  2. gerry harty on December 24th, 2013

    Truer words were never spoken…a very Merry Christmas to you Cathy and a New Year filled with Peace….Gerry xoxo

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