This is one of my favourite quotes from the Buddha. It speaks of loving and respecting yourself, which is sometimes quite hard to do! This is not because you are an unlovable person or a person worthy of your own respect, but rather, because you have developed a habit of being hard on yourself. Most people have this same habit.
It is easy to be hard on ourselves, and if we actually looked at it objectively, we say things to ourselves that we would never in a million years say to one of our friends. (Even if it is slightly true!) But my point is that you won’t find fault with your friends as much as you would find it with yourself.… Read the rest