When you consciously take up an ongoing practice – running, saying no (or yes), meditating, delegating, gratitude, kindness, speaking up for yourself, writing – and you fall out of your rhythm, out of your commitment for a while… when you find that it’s just not happening, what else is there to do but stand up, smile, and jump back in again?
Excuses, justification, apologetics – none of these do much, in my experience, other than produce a momentary boost of self-esteem.
Even harsh self-criticism and shame are rather wonderfully twisted ways of producing self-esteem by showing you that you care and are not indifferent.
After a rather interrupted August, here I am, standing up, dusting myself off, writing again.
I’m pleased to be back.