Being kind to oneself

I was recounting the earlier story to a friend and mentioned that it was actually quite difficult to do a loving kindness meditation for the man, even though I actually sort of felt quite sorry for him and his nastiness.

My friend said, ‘Do it for yourself then.’

Huh, how easy it is to forget; that before we can have compassion for others we need to have compassion for ourselves. After I post this, I plan to sit on my cushion with profound gratitude for the reminder.

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