Posts Tagged ‘compassion’

In a moment of difficulty I place my both hands on my heart and breath deeply in and out. Then I repeat kindly to myself:

This is a moment of suffering.
Suffering is part of life.
May I be kind to myself in this moment.


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As I forgive myself,

I become younger

and younger,

it is the little girl


who is being


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I found this beautiful and moving letter posted on Plum Village blog. It was very inspiring and awakening for me to read it.


EIRE (Ireland)

Dear Thay,

A little more than eight years ago, perhaps ten, I drove up to Dublin mountains every other evening after work and parked at the edge of the steep cliff. I would roll and smoke joint after joint and cry and cry and cry. I would drive my car to the edge of the precipice and try to summon up the courage to drive it over and to end my life there. It was such a beautiful place. Mountains on both sides rolling down to a beautiful green valley with a lovely river running through it. A beautiful place to die, but I couldn’t do it. I would cry most of the way home and just go to bed. (more…)

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I normally keep it to myself how profoundly I’ve been wounded in my childhood, as it is a place where I haven’t been able to find enough love and compassion. Now I’m hoping I can bring it there myself, and I’m hoping I can be able to tolerate to send love to myself and I can truly accept myself…

where deepest wound resides


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Each day when I awake I know I have one more day to make a difference in someone’s life…

Make the difference

Make the difference with kindness


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What was it really like to be
the little child inside me,
the one I have been scolding for so long?

Learning self love

Learning self love

When I was a little child
what I wanted more that anything else
was for the people around to love and accept me exactly how I was. (more…)

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I no longer ask You for either happiness or paradise;

all I ask of You is to listen and let me be aware of Your listening. (more…)

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