This is a simple recipe, which can easily be followed once you realise that all the other ingredients you once thought were important are in fact completely unnecessary. The recipe is as follows:
Take 1 human being
Add a dollop of doing the best you can with the knowledge and skills you have
See life as a gift which is unfolding just for you, and never question your right to be here, to make mistakes or to struggle.
Take a whole heap of love and hold it in your heart
Please don’t add any of the traditional ingredients, such as people-pleasing, judgement, perfectionism, self-loathing/lack of worthiness, or a heavy focus on achieving what you believe others see as important. All of these things look good enough, but they will make the finished recipe taste bitter and unsatisfying.
I have yet to master this recipe myself, but I intend to keep practising it until I have it just right – or as close to just right as I can manage!
Lots of love,
p.s. image courtesy of tinyfroglet via Flickr Creative Commons: https://tinyurl.com/yca3kqez