Kindness must first be at home

within and for ourselves,

before it can be offered to another.

~ Kelly Hartland

Internal walls

Self pity – destroys.

Self compassion – builds.

~ Kelly Hartland

Reflecting in a Worn Mirror

If self-awareness

carries the assumption

that we see ourselves clearly,

can it not also

carry the assumption

that we see ourselves dimly,

with blind-spots?

Looking into the reflection

of a worn mirror.

Would not this realisation

move us to feel compassion for others

seeing them blinded

by blind-spots?

… What if this new self-awareness

led us to be humble?

Would not this kind of humility

be truly humane?

(C) Kelly Hartland