self compassion

As we strive to develop compassion for ourselves… real progress derives from honest introspection, and we cannot analyze our minds carefully when we’re hurried. Transforming our hearts is a gradual, organic process, and successfully cultivating compassion for ourselves necessitates a mature and steady approach ~ Lorne Ladner


To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance  ~Oscar Wilde


may my mind turn to others ~ may I not think just of myself

but when I do ~ may I hold my heart in tenderness

but when I do ~ may I hold my heart with both hands

just like I hope to hold all sentient beings

~Ravenna Michalsen