Cultivating Compassion (11 minutes)

When we pay greater attention to our thoughts we begin to see just how many judgments we have. And typically these judgments are less than kind. Mindfulness involves developing an open awareness from a nonjudgmental stance toward whatever we’re experiencing. When we do so, we often create space for greater kindness and compassion both to ourselves and to others. This can lessen the tendency to go to blame as our 1st response to whatever we’re experiencing.

As we cultivate greater compassion, we also begin to see that we are all flawed but that we don’t always have to focus on the flaws. We clear the way to seeing the bigger picture, that we’re all more alike than different. As we do this, we can become more accepting of ourselves and of others.

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