Monday, March 30, 2015

Via Daily Dharma


The Value of Loving Ourselves | March 30, 2015


When we practice, we observe how much peace, happiness, and lightness we already have. We notice whether we are anxious about accidents or misfortunes, and how much anger, irritation, fear, anxiety, or worry are already in us. As we become aware of the feelings in us, our self-understanding will deepen. We will see how our fears and lack of peace contribute to our unhappiness, and we will see the value of loving ourselves and cultivating a heart of compassion.

- Thich Nhat Hanh, "Cultivating Compassion"