In 1853 Henry David Thoreau said: "How prompt we are to satisfy the hunger and thirst of our bodies, how slow to satisfy the hunger and thirst of our souls."
How thoroughly we understand what's needed to become physically fit - the sacrifices, the hard work, the commitment and the time it takes.
How poorly we are at understanding our minds' need for the same patience, care and commitment.
How quickly we are at reassuring a dear friend that they have nothing to be ashamed of, while we hide our own shame behind self-imposed stigma.
How generously we allow others to live by one set of rules guided by kindness, and how ruthlessly we judge ourselves, creating separate, harsher and unrealistic rules.
Whether 1853 or 2021 - what has changed?
Until next time, stay safe - stay safe - and make kind choices!
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