• Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh

    In our modern, Western world a lot of emphasis is placed on productivity. Children are rewarded in school for perfect attendance. We are taught from a young age that our worth is dependent upon our productivity. You can see that in debates about public assistance.

    But productivity simply for the sake of productivity is meaningless and often harmful. How many of us have gone into work when we are sick? And we wipe ourselves out making recovery longer and potentially getting others sick.

    I also see this heightened in people with developmental and attachment trauma. On some level in childhood they learned that they needed to earn love, or affection, or attention or validation.

    But you are valuable. Full stop. As another human being on this planet, you are valuable. Period. And being able to be still and be in the moment is also an important skill. You are allowed to sit and enjoy yourself. To sit and just be. To sit and notice.

    So, I invite you to try to do this periodically. Just allow yourself to sit and be.

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