The Two Sides Of Compassion

Compassion is not necessarily a two-way street. Simply because we are willing and able to feel for others does not mean that they can or will feel for us. The kindness, graciousness, and forgiveness we feel and express are often their own reward. If we lack compassion, however, if we are cold, mean, and unforgiving, … Continue reading The Two Sides Of Compassion

The Cycle of Criticism

When we criticize others, we open ourselves up to criticism.  We set ourselves up against an impossible standard.  As soon as we, ourselves, make a mistake, which will inevitably happen, our own words and attitudes toward others become ammunition to be used against us.  No one is perfect.  We all have flaws and make mistakes.  … Continue reading The Cycle of Criticism