The Pathway of Gentle Medicine consists of 8 principles that will help you live the life of your dreams. These steps will help you develop healthy habits and practice compassion self-care. You may even find it fun. These are the eight steps of Gentle Medicine. These steps may surprise you.
1. Breathe. It connects us to our essence.
2. When possible, be in nature. We are part nature, and nature is part us.
3. Silence is the best thing for you, every day.
4. Be confident in what you know and be open to learning new things.
5. Appreciate beauty. It’s all around and within you.
6. Loving yourself. Love unconditionally.
7. Practice forgiveness. It’s a practice, and not an event.
8. Have fun. This is contagious.
Healthy habits are the ones that nourish and nurture you. They promote harmony in your body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Meditation, prayer, walking, and other forms, as well as thoughtful eating, mindful exercise, and intellectual pursuit, all contribute to healthy habits. They require regular practice before they become natural. You must breathe when you do these activities. It’s that easy.
Self-care that is compassionate goes beyond personal hygiene, grooming, and relaxation. Comppassionate self-care is when you unconditionally love yourself. It’s where you can take pride in your accomplishments and your humanity.
Self-care that is compassionate and kind allows you to be humble, patient, wise, courageous, and authentic in who and how you present yourself. Forgiveness is one way to be compassionate and self-care. It also allows you to let go of unmet expectations. This creates space for new relationships, peace, and possibility. It isn’t always easy to have fun. It can be difficult to let go of your stubborn grasp on joy and allow yourself to be spontaneous. Yes, it is possible for you to laugh out loud. This is a bad habit that can limit your enjoyment of life.
You can allow happiness to flow into your life by allowing others to do the same. Appreciating the beauty in your life can lighten your perspective and bring a sense of joy to everything you do. You may be surprised at how much you smile. You might find that others join you when you laugh loudly. It is pure fun to have a good time.
You can experiment with the Pathway of Gentle Medicine’s 8 steps over the next few days and see if they have an impact on your life experience. You can explore, discover, and add to this journey in other ways. You might have some fun if you take a chance.