Compassion for others works best starting with compassion for ourselves. During this most challenging time of our lives, taking good care of ourselves is paramount. It is a matter of survival. Let’s make recognizing feeling sorry for yourself and letting it go, a new habit. Train in this. Recognize, and let go. It is a perfect time to practice forgiveness. Forgiveness for others and especially forgiveness for yourself. None of us are perfect. We all make mistakes. Cut yourself some slack. Forgive yourself. It’s o.k. It is healing. You deserve it. This is the way to take good care of yourself. It is compassion for yourself. With this base of self-compassion, we are prepared to turn our compassion outward to others, all others. We become a Samarai Spiritual Warriors in the time of Covid-19.
Please remember the ‘8 Verses of Training the Mind (in compassion)’ is meant to be lifelong study and practice. The last verse is particularly tough all about the Buddhist wisdom of reality not being what […]
Forgiveness is powerful medicine. Practicing it means that we are taking good care of ourself. It is simply allowing ourself to let go of hurts that have built up often over years. We start with […]