I overheard 2 old timers talking. One was smoking a cigarette, one had quit years ago. The one smoking said,”Man, I gotta kick this, it’s killing me!”
The other one said,”Have you done a self-forgiveness around it? I suggest looking at the fourth step toward yourself.”
I hadn’t thought of it like that. Yes. More self-forgiveness and self-compassion, even for when you mess up once in awhile. It’s not a competition, it’s a journey. And we should be kind to ourselves, very gentle to ourselves, always.
Peace within, peace without.