A Buddhist Story
|Dragon Purification Fountain - Kyoto, Japan|
Sometimes I think we get confused and think that being compassionate means we roll over or let others treat us badly or don't stick up for ourselves or defend ourselves. Nothing could be further from the truth. "Compassion for all beings" means compassion for OURSELVES as well.
For me that means to stop badgering myself about A POST! A POST! A POST! and post this story. What does it mean for you? Where are you allowing your compassion for others to undermine your compassion for yourself? Make a commitment to change that today and practice self-compassion. Have a good one!
P.S. With thanks to the Universe for this confirmation: My "message from the Universe" today from TUT.COM was "Always keep in mind, Lara, that no matter what has happened, you did the very best you could. And so did those who may have let you down. Great Love, The Universe"