What Is Sustainable Self-Soothing?

July 2, 2014 6:56 PM

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What Is Sustainable Self-Soothing?

Sustainability is a word that I hear a lot. People often use the word when discussing matters to do with the environment or business but I would like to discuss self sustainability. I am a strong believer that what we practice within creates the environment which surrounds us. But we live in a world where our attention is constantly being pulled away from the moment to moment quality of our own life experience. We are surrounded by computers, phones, televisions, advertisements, people, traffic etc. It can be challenging to find the time and to call forth the attention to practice sustainable self-soothing or self-care. And even if we genuinely have an interest in practicing, where do we start if we are not used to life giving habits?

I hope I am not being presumptuous but many of us did not grow up in households full of peace and well-being. The people I have spent time with who experienced rough upbringings and the ones who have had wonderful upbringings often turn to the exact same methods of self soothing as adults -- watchin...

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