A reminder today about having compassion for self from Pema Chodron: “Compassion isn’t some kind of self-improvement project or ideal that we’re trying to live up to. Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves, all those imperfections that we don’t even want to look at.” Pema Chodron […]
Today’s From Scared to Sacred Thought I hear clients and friends saying, “all is well” when I know they are suffering deeply. Denying the human experience does not make you more spiritual, compassion does. Compassion for the part of us that is frightened, hurting, or outraged will take us much further than simply pretending that […]
I was reminded today of this lovely meditation called Tonglen, which asks us to recognize suffering and awaken our compassion. I use this when I’m feeling overwhelmed personally.