What about self-compassion? In our modern stressful world filled with anxieties and fears, insecurity often tags along. Sometimes insecurity fuels anxiety and fear. Sometimes anxiety and fear fuels insecurity. Self-compassion becomes very important. If we cannot take care of ourself, how we take care of others? But if we stop there and do not extend our compassion to others it becomes a rather selfish and lonely existence. So, we must practice both. Self-compassion and compassion towards others inform and strengthen each other. Another perspective is that when we practice compassion towards others, we include ourself among “others.” Regardless of how we think of this, please love yourself unconditionally and love others unconditionally.
When you are happy think about others. When you are sad think about others. This makes our life meaningful. The more we dwell on our own narcissistic stuff the more we inflame our own negative […]
Often at the root of anger is fear. Gandhi thought this to be true, that fear is our worst enemy. They often go together – fear, uncertainty, doubt, discomfort, irritation, and then anger. How can […]
The deepest self-compassion is wisdom. It gets to the heart of the matter – all our dissatisfaction and difficulties. Wisdom is basically nonattachment. There are many levels of nonattachment, like peeling an onion. 1000 years […]