Self care

24 Oct


“Many people find it difficult to take care of themselves, often feeling selfish if they attend to their own needs. Like trying to cut wood with a dull axe, trying to take care of others without taking care of the self first is a counterproductive strategy. The airlines recognize this bit of wisdom. Recall how during the safety announcement, the flight attendant says, ‘In the event of a loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will drop down, and before assisting small children or others, put on your own mask first.’ Mindfulness practice is part of the way we can do this. And ultimately, it is only by mindfully caring for ourselves that we can truly and effectively care for others with compassion.” — Arnie Kozak, “Wild Chickens and Petty Tyrants: 108 Metaphors for Mindfulness“,

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Posted by on October 24, 2014 in Quotes


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One response to “Self care

  1. ramakrishnan6002

    January 19, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Reblogged this on Gr8fullsoul.


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