Compassion is not a relationship between healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. --Pema Chodron
After a month of coming up with my own or random quotes, I've decided to dive into another one of the National Geographic quote books, this one being "Daily Kindness--365 Days of Compassion." I need compassion, you need it, and so does our world.
We all have our dark side. If we hide and deny it, fearful of it, we will be fearful relative to others. They might see, heaven forbid! So we start with compassion relative to our own journey through assorted dark places, and then we have compassion for others.
We tend to be mercilessly critical of ourselves. This is a choice. It does not have to be that way. Consider one way that you could be kinder to yourself today and just do it!