This time of year, there are hearts and cupids everywhere. It is a time full of celebrating the people we love. In all the candle-lit dinners and boxes of chocolate, it’s important to remember that all love has to start with love of self. Tarthang Tulku put it simply:“If you want to do your best for future generations of humanity, for your friends and family, you must begin by taking good care of yourself.” Today and every day, be good to yourself. As you go through your day, notice if the thoughts you have about yourself are kind. Would you say to your loved ones what you say to yourself? Treat your body and your mind to some healthy food, a walk outside, a yoga class, a good long meditation, or whatever it is that you most enjoy! Be kind and loving to yourself as well as others. And enjoy that box of chocolate!
Thanks to Samantha Wallen for filling our center with creativity and joy this month during her Write In Power Retreat and don’t forget to sign up for our Healing the Body, Freeing the Mind Retreat March 21-23.