During this pandemic that is destroying so many peoples’ lives, it is very important to take good care of ourselves. In order to practice compassion for others, we must first put our own house in order. We must take care of ourselves if we are going to take care of others. This means practicing kindness to ourselves. This means not putting ourselves down. This means cutting ourselves some slack. This means hugging ourselves. This means letting go of self-criticism. This means loving ourselves. This means forgiving ourselves. This means being grateful for what we have. This means not feeling guilty. This means not disparaging ourselves. This means letting go of anxiety and fear. This means unconditional love towards ourselves, every day.
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 […]
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