The last several months have been difficult for many of us around the world. We have been living through a pandemic, have been forced to stay at home and quarantine ourselves, many have become unemployed or underemployed, some have had relationship struggles from being sheltered at home with their loved ones all day and many are struggling with their own health issues, whether they are their chronic illnesses or trying to protect themselves from COVID 19.
In addition, recent events have stirred up racial tensions around the world and led to global protests and a call for justice for marginalized populations around the world.
My message this week is simply. It does not matter how recent events have affected you and where you find yourself in relation to all the major areas of your life. Realize that you are exactly where you were meant to be and need to be at this moment in time. It does not matter how far you have fallen in the different areas of your life or how far you are from accomplishing all the goals you have set for yourself.
The most important thing you can do is to cultivate self-compassion regardless of your current circumstances and your past. Cultivating self-compassion will help you realize that you are wonderful wherever or however you are right now. Embody this truth and your path forward in all areas will be revealed to you in this glorious journey we call life.
Nauman Naeem MD