so this was a super hard pill for me to swallow, to others maybe not so much but
by beating yourself up you're not actually doing anyone any good
doesn't mean that you should beat yourself up for beating yourself up tho! it's that
the entire direction is wrong
unless you have any compassion to yourself, the amount of pain in the world is only going up up up
this is just how it works, you just generally don't ease up someone else's pain by inflicting more pain on yourself, even if you are more than willing to do it, it's just like
destructive emotions can work as a fuel. to destroy walls. misunderstandings. hardships.
but by destroying yourself you're destroying the wrong thing here, buddy.
@natblida buddha knows what's up!!! this is so true
There's a quote I really like by Buddha that says, "If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete." Constantly trying to remember to show myself the same level of understanding and kindness that I'm usually willing to show other people.