28 Reminders of How to Be Kinder & More Compassionte

Mean People Suck.

Can we all agree on that much?

Also: we can all be mean people sometimes. We have a bad night’s sleep, everything goes wrong before we even leave the house, the traffic is atrocious, we are stressed, busy, pissed off and too exhausted to do anything about it.

We get offended, so we turn around and offend others with our thoughtless words, rude behavior and cutting sarcasm.

Just as an act of kindness radiates joy and love out into the universe, a mean-spirited one can often spiral into misery and hate.

This is not to say you must be a shiny, happy person all the time. It is absolutely essential to process intense emotions, including the ones we would often rather repress—fear, anger, a sense of desperation. But in a healthy way. That is, not spewing our meanness on others.

However, the world can use more kind, gentle, compassionate people. Here are 28 gentle reminders of how to be a more human human.

Published by yogafreedom

Michelle Margaret Fajkus is a yoga teacher and freelance writer, editor and translator, as well as the creator of Yoga Freedom. She is a 30-something gringa Gemini in Guatemala where she lives with her family. Michelle learned yoga from a book at age 12 and found zen in California at 23. A native of Austin, Texas, she enjoys reading, writing, hiking, swimming and lounging in hammocks.

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