“Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.”
~ Pema Chödrön
wonderful and wise quote.
notably not referring to some hierarchy of kindness (i.e. i’m more important than you so i take care of me with kindness first), rather it is referring to a process (i.e. if i practice kindness towards myself, i have the practice and capacity to be kind to all others as well).
it begins in our hearts with the love already there. it continues in offering that heart with that same love to a world in need.
being gentle, being tender, being kind are some of the most underestimated of powers.
#TheLongArc #PlantingSeeds #OpenHeart #BeKind #offering #EngagedBuddhist #JMWart #JinpaLhaga