Now I'm not a particularly perfect role model when it comes to getting it right in life. If I look back there's been some howlers. And indeed sometimes I can still make an arse of myself, or be an arse. There is a difference I think. However I try to view myself in an overall positive light rather judging myself by my behaviour in my 'off' moments. My hope is that these will become less frequent over time as I embrace compassion consciously and try to live a life based on tenets such as kindness, sustainability and dignity.
So my message today is the same one that I gave to my friend last night. I think she found it helpful. Be kind to yourself. Sure there will be times when you will make a complete tit of yourself. but don't let these define you. And if you can muster up the lurve, cut others some slack as well. Try not to label them by those incidents where they've behaved badly. For we are all human and actions and words that are less than 100% perfect stem from suffering.