Some people consider warm-hearted kindness to be a sign of weakness; limp like an overcooked eggplant. Actually compassion is active, countering injustice. Compassion counters our tendency to think we are the best, or to think we are the worst. Love and compassion reduce our self-centeredness. They reduce our ego by putting our energy into concern for others. So practicing compassion takes courage – the courage to face and work on reducing our own selfishness.
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” This popular saying about courage and strength is very true. From a dharma perspective it means to take whatever comes our way into the path. When […]
It is important to believe in ourselves, but not too much! The balance is believing in ourself but not over-inflating into arrogance thinking we are better, smarter, more beautiful than others. Self-confidence inspires us. Humility […]
Healthy self-confidence is essential for compassion. It covers both sides of the equation. Humility leads to concern and compassion for others. Self-confidence leads to taking care of ourself through self-compassion. Moving towards this attitude of […]