I have heard Jack Kornfield say that the biggest disease in the West is not diabetes or cancer but rather our self loathing. He reported once speaking with the Dalai Lama who did not understand the idea that one could hate oneself. Self-compassion is a basic teaching in His wise understanding of what is means to cultivate peace within. We consider it a core practice for us at Seven Stones. Check out this resource for self-compassion.
What is self-compassion? Watch a video of Dr. Kristin Neff, an Associate Professor in Human Development and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin, speak about it.
by Jen Cohen