Wonderful explanation! Thanks for sharing all your wisdom. Love always
Q: How do you balance “self-respect” with compassion? Don’t we sometimes have to “give” selflessly out of love?
A: Great questions, let’s explore them.
First, know that to love ourselves and have self-respect does not necessary entail being stereotypically ‘selfish’ or otherwise non-compassionate. The point is to simply only extend compassion if it is genuine. If it genuinely brings us joy and is what we want in the moment, then being compassionate, kind, and considerate of others is completely in alignment with loving ourself, because after all it is in fact what we want. We should always only do what we really want, otherwise our gifts are not genuine and have no real value.
The problem we run into is when we go about it the other way around and we really do not want to be compassionate in the moment, perhaps we’re just not in the right state…
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