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Gentleness toward Ourselves

Book coverBy developing gentleness toward ourselves, the irritation of being with oneself is taken away. When that kind of friendliness to oneself occurs, then one also develops friendliness toward the rest of the world. At that point, sadness, loneliness, and wretchedness begin to dissipate. We develop a sense of humor. We don’t get so pissed off if we have a bad cup of coffee in the morning. Appreciating our human dignity comes from that.

From Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery by Chögyam Trungpa, page 36

3 thoughts on “Gentleness toward Ourselves

  1. This was so helpful and inspiring.

    If everyone consciously took one, just one opportunity to do this per day – instead of checking our device for the 168th time that day – what a different world it would be!

  2. Pingback: La afabilidad hacia nosotros mismos | Dharma en español

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