Nisargadatta on accepting and acceptance…

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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