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I find it difficult to be kind to myself. I am my own harshest critic, taskmaster and mean-faced bully. I have been for many years already. I would probably continue to be, except that I have encountered grace and found it to be a much more enjoyable way of living. So I’m learning how to be kinder to myself; to be hospitable to my own soul and to extend generosity to the person I most closely live with.
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Hosting our children

olive chan —  January 31, 2012 — 1 Comment

A couple years ago, before I became a mother, I came across this passage about parents and children.  It was encouraging and visionary, and the idea of being hospitable to our children resonated with something deep in me.  At the time, even though I didn’t know when or if I’d become a parent, I took note of it and filed it away, thinking that it would probably come in handy sometime down the road.  I stumbled across it again while looking for something else this week.  And now I think it’s time to share it.
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