These are some statements by Nisargadatta Maharaj on the topic of acceptance...piggy backing on the last post here on Radical Acceptance. These three passages come from I Am That. Nisargadatta led a very humble life in a poor part of Bombay. He wasn't insulated from the vicissitudes and tests of everyday life -- in other... Continue Reading →
Self-compassion more powerful than self-esteem, about willpower and a memoir about insomnia: Sunday news and blogs
A Trait More Powerful Than Self Esteem -- Self Influence -- Self-compassion is defined as “being kind toward oneself in instances of pain or failure; perceiving one’s experiences as part of the larger human experience; and holding painful thoughts and feelings in balanced awareness (mindfulness).” (Neff, Rude, Kirkpatrick) -- People high in self-compassion react to... Continue Reading →
Radical acceptance–a bit of commentary and some resources
Susan at A Journey did a post called Accepting Peace. I spent some time thinking about it today as well as tweeting various links that it made me think of and so I thought I'd do a post on it. Acceptance of life just as it is has become my primary spiritual practice so it's... Continue Reading →
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