Thursday, February 25, 2016

Offering Compassion to Oneself

We cannot offer compassion to others if we cannot be compassionate, accepting, and forgiving of ourselves. We can hear and acknowledge our own feelings of fear, frustration, and anger with calm uprightness, rather than needing to react externally and act them out inappropriately.

---Taigen Dan Leighton, in Faces of Compassion---

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