Friday, October 9, 2009

[OceanofDharma] fw: Ocean of Dharma: Recognizing Goodness in Ourselves

Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week

October 9, 2009


Our opinions and attitudes about ourselves are very important. We cannot ignore the slightest tendency to feel wretched, inadequate, or fundamentally distrustful of ourselves. Those feelings always show through. This doesn't mean that you are not allowed to think anything bad about yourself. However, there is another side to you that is an expression of goodness. That has to be recognized as well. Otherwise, without that nature of goodness, the human race wouldn't be here at all. We would have destroyed ourselves a long time ago.

From SMILE AT FEAR: AWAKENING THE TRUE HEART OF BRAVERY,  now available from Shambhala Publications.

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