True care is love in activity and comes into every interaction we have with ourselves and with another. When we truly care for ourselves with regard to our physical and psychological well-being, our body is able to respond with more vitality and harmony. We are then able to share these qualities with others in our care, be they children, someone experiencing an illness, or a loved one at the end of life.
We hold people in love in the way we talk to them and the way we move, the way we plump the pillow, or get a glass of water. Love is conveyed in the way we touch a person we may be caring for as we wash, dry and assist them with dressing. It is this care that moves us to be non-imposing and respectful of where another is at and what their needs may be.
Most of us would have a routine for self-care whether we are aware of it or not and we would all have been in the situation at some point in our lives when we have had to care for another. No matter the level of our self-care, most would agree that it is an area that we could all give more attention to.
Let's start the conversation and inspire each other to not only self-care but to truly care.
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