Discussion Thread: Self-Care

What are you doing to do to take care of yourself today, or in the near future, as soon as you can?

If you are someone who has a hard time engaging in self-care, or figuring out easy, fast, and/or inexpensive ways to treat yourself, and you would like to solicit suggestions, please feel welcome. And, as always, no one should offer advice unless it is solicited.

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Last night, I attended a Shambhala Buddhist meditation for the first time. I was only tagging along, but I really enjoyed it; it came quite naturally.

(And, yes, I do recognize the irony in putting Buddhist meditation in a self-care thread, given the concept of Anattā, lol.)

The closest thing I do to a meditative practice typically consists of deep-breathing in the garden on my own, which I find calming and restorative, but I really valued the opportunity to meditate in a group setting, which was quite different and lovely.

When we went to dinner afterwards, our waitress looked at me when she came to our table and exclaimed, "You look so happy!" So I guess it worked!

In any case, I will go back when I can. It was nourishing.

Although I won't be lucky enough to walk out to a sky that looks like this every time!

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