this post is a reminder to myself of something very important that I once knew to be true but keep forgetting:
My life feels much sweeter when I think, speak, and act at the speed of tenderness.
If this sounds familiar, it's because I blogged about it a year and a half ago: http://www.postcards-from-nowhere.com/2011/04/try-little-tenderness.html
I think it could be sufficient as my stand-alone personal guiding principle. It makes that much difference in my quality of life. It's simpler and more powerful for me than meditation, conscious breathing, or any of the many other centering practices that have come to my attention over the past several decades.
I wonder why it's so hard for me to remember to do it? :)