I was teaching at the Mountain Experience and someone asked me about how they could learn to be better at self-care. I was in a feisty mood as a teacher that day and I said, “everything you do is self-care.” There was a bit of a stunned silence.
It is true. There is nothing you do that is not the most self-interested thing you can think of at any moment, even when you are giving yourself away, on some level you think it is in your best interest.
However, as we learn to live at altitude and recognize the levels of consciousness, we can see that by raising our level of participation, our understanding of what self-care is changes and becomes more rewarding.
If you decided to believe that your every action was self-care, 100% of the time, how would that change what you decided to do? How would that change how you perceived your level of fulfillment and satisfaction with life? How would you stay a victim of anything?