The second half of the month ended with us taking our students through a visualisation meditation to consider how we treat ourselves in comparison to others around us who we love so deeply, a mediation called ‘the mirrored self’. Could you treat yourself a little better? And not through materialistic methods but through self-care, through such as more sleep, better nourishment, more rest, more activity, more positive self talk, more compassion and kindness?
By viewing ourselves subjectively we are able to gain significant insight into how we treat ourselves. Do you love yourself unconditionally in the same way you do those around you? We encouraged our students to also visualise the one person they love the most in the world and to take any feelings that arose within the mind into their own hearts and towards themselves. You are allowed to love yourself, we just live in a society that financially benefits from you not doing so.
If you are able to show other people and animals unconditional love, you have the ability to show this towards yourself. Comparison was also a lesson to our students and that there is no benefit or positive contribution to our lives by comparing our own to others’. Concentrate on your own self-development, comparison simply does not serve you.