Gentleness with Myself – 370

BHow have you treated yourself meanly or roughly? How have you learned to be gentle with yourself?

Anna joins Spencer to talk about why being gentle with herself is so important in her recovery, and how an experience at Christmas revealed this to her and produced a spiritual awakening.

Our conversation is guided by these concepts.

  • how I learned to love myself through the fellowship (“my fellows loved me until I could love myself”)
  • how I use the St. Francis Prayer as a tool for gentleness with myself
  • this topic is also touching base with the idea of “self parenting” for me
  • how “gentleness with myself” is really my step zero. (every other step works so much better if I go to step zero first!)

Readings and Links

Anna read from the Just for Tonight bookmark.

She also recited the “Saint Francis Prayer”, which is included on the Just for Today bookmark.


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Music from the Show

Alanis Morissette – Everything
Servant of Peace · Snatam Kaur
The Mamas – Touch the sky

1 comment on “Gentleness with Myself – 370

  1. Renee says:

    Hi Spencer
    My name is Renee and I listen to your show daily. You have been and continue to be a blessing in my life. When I was listening to Anna reciting St. Francis of Assisi prayer, I was reminded of this song and wanted to share. I think Anna would enjoy this and I hope you and the listeners will also,

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