You know, when things get tough, usually one of the first things to kick in is the commentary of the Itty Bitty Shitty Committee. The “You should have done this, or you didn’t do this or why did you do that or what were you thinking-ness” in all its hues and colours and variations can pretty quickly throw a wet blanket over any feelings of hopefulness or possibility that we hold for ourselves or our horses- or at the very least suck the joy out of it.
The thing about the Committee is they convince you of things that simply aren’t true. They tie your worth to the outcomes that you create, your value to how much you can get done, and your ability to feel good about yourself to a series of outside metrics that see you constantly chasing the carrot on the string. Those little critters can make life exhausting.
So it’s for these reasons and many more, that I now understand that being able to meet yourself with kindness- being able to separate the essence of who you are from the remarks of The Committee and to treat yourself with self-compassion is the highest form of practice there is.
In this episode we discuss:
- Why kindness and self-compassion is essential for ongoing motivation and momentum
- How meeting yourself with kindness gifts you with a clear perspective and the necessary understandings to decide the next best step for you and your horse
- Why kindness is the necessary antidote to low self-worth or feelings of not-good-enough-ness
You can tune your listening ears in here:
I hope you enjoy it!