Friday, July 3, 2015

Checking in with others

Nearly a month ago I read in one of my favorite inspirational books The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have by Mark Nepo that checking in with each other helps us all stay open to life. It keeps our hearts open.

Nepo said, "... we help each other thrive when the checking in with each other comes from a list of inner kindnesses: How are you today? Do you need any affirmation? Clarity? Support? Understanding?"

I like that. What do you think?

Sometimes we just need someone to ask us how we are today—and what we need. Sometimes we're not even aware of what we need until someone asks in that way.

And surely we all know people who could use those questions asked of them. It's a way of giving—giving love and respect and just plain kindness. Think what a difference that could make in your life and the lives of others.

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