"May I see my own limits with compassion,
just as I view the limits of others."
-- Roshi Joan Halifax
What a wonderful quote to expand upon. May I hear my own voice and what I am saying with compassion as I hear the voices of others. May I acknowledge my own thoughts with compassion as I imagine others in the same way.
Here's some of the best questions that I think we could ever ask ourselves:
Who am I to judge?
Who am I with all that goes on in my head to think others should think something that I think is appropriate?
Who am I to speak ill of anyone?
Under what authority do I criticize any other?
Indeed, who am I to even judge myself critically?
Of course, this goes all ways too:
Who am I to praise?
Under what authority do I praise?
Who am I to speak praise to another?
Who am I to fill my head with love, joy, and appreciation?
Indeed, who am I to love myself as I love others?
I'll Bet One Of Those Positions Feels Really Good, While The Other. . . .
Spread Some Joy Today--because feeling good feels so much better, don't you think?