Be kind to yourselves. The academic environment lends itself to growth yet it also brings with it a great deal of evaluation. How you use the information you receive from friends, professors, colleagues, and others is important. Use it to help yourself grow, not to sink. Breathe, reflect, say, and act on "This is good enough. I am happy to be here. I am kind to myself. I am not looking for anything more." With that detachment from expectation, enjoy your life! A life of growth and opportunity, love and friendship.
Today's Challenge: Metta (Loving-kindness meditation)
Sit in a comfortable yet alert position. Close your eyes or allow them to focus on one point in front of you. Take a few deep breaths in and out, then repeat the following stanza 3 times. Then, breathe again and repeat. Reflect on what it means to send love and kindness to yourself on a regular basis.
May I be safe
May I be healthy
May I be happy
May I be free of suffering