“The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.” ~ Erik Erikson
Compassion starts with self and extends outward, yet it can only be cultivated by honest inquiry--of recognizing the parts within that fear connection. Given that we all have this to some degree or other, how can I reject a part of myself and hope to feel peace? To hold onto judgment of another is not necessarily wrong, but merely caught up in a state of incomplete awareness.
Diederik Wolsak is program director at Choose Again