Becoming YOU is not a destination: it is a practice. And with every new moment in our lives, we get to practice.
Often we cannot love ourselves or others fully when we are stuck in our own complexes.
A good partner wants you to find love and beauty within yourself.
We can remind young people that they’re already beautiful as they are; they don’t have to be someone else.
Increasing our understanding and compassion makes our heart grow greater
Calming our emotions and looking deeply, we can become aware of our feelings and of whatever misperceptions we might have that could prevent us from hearing and understanding the other person.
Questioning our perceptions and listening deeply without prejudice or judgment is a very strong practice.
One of the deepest things we can learn is we should not be too sure of our own ideas. Don’t be fooled by your perceptions. Even if you are sure you are seeing clearly, check again. Keep an open mind. Be ready to let go of your views.
We can only listen to another person and understand their suffering if we have first looked deeply, embraced and been kind to our own fear and anger.
May I be happy. May I have a peaceful heart. May I embody loving kindness