Guided By Compassion

As soon as we lose our compassion for one another, we lose our humanity.  Compassion is what separates us from the animals.  Of course, we do not need compassion to have intellects or free will, but these are wasted without it.  Without compassion, we are not much more than overly intelligent beasts determined to destroy…

True To Self

It does not serve us to be apologetic for being ourselves.  Our tastes, preferences, attitudes, and beliefs, as long as they are not harmful to others, should be accepted and embraced as those things that make us uniquely who we are.  The same is true for the things, people, and experiences that do not resonate…

A Cycle Of Healing

No matter how we feel, we do not have the right to hurt others in order to make ourselves feel better.  We cannot improve our emotional, psychological, or spiritual state by destroying someone else’s.  Hurt does not fix hurt.  Doing someone else harm does not take away our pain.  It does not heal our injuries. …

Lighten Up

Give yourself a break.  Don’t spoil yourself, pamper yourself, or put your selfish desires ahead of everything else.  Just give yourself a break.  Don’t be so hard on yourself.  Be kind to yourself like you would a close friend.  Don’t ignore your responsibilities, buy things you cannot afford, or believe that you are owed anything…