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.
Each one of us is valuable — beyond all the money in the world. Not only are we loved by others, but we also have this precious potential to be fully omniscient and happy. Sometimes […]
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 first beneficiary of compassion is always oneself. When compassion, or warm-heartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest; it is as if we open an inner door. An […]