--by guetv, posted Nov 9, 2020
I caught myself thinking negative thoughts about them.
Then I caught myself thinking about things I could say to them that might ‘help’ them.
Then I caught myself thinking negative things about myself for passing judgement on this situation.
So I stopped thinking.
I started breathing.
I didn’t cross the street. I stayed where I was and breathed, not caring what I looked like.
I let all my thoughts go in the cold autumn wind that blew down my neck and chilled me. I let go of my thoughts and my expectations and I just breathed. I sent waves of kindness toward that woman and her daughter, mentally apologizing for my earlier thoughts. I sent waves of kindness to myself for wanting to help. I sent waves of kindness to myself again because I had managed to let go of my need to judge.
Most of all, I sent waves of kindness to you, my friends, for showing me the way.
I hope you all received them: they were lovingly wrapped.