You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
James's comment: The picture is an abstract computer art heart.
Now on to the teaching: This is an important reminder and teaching for myself. I am very good at being compassionate to others, helping with their suffering and offering unconditional love.
However, I have always had a hard time loving myself and giving myself the "love and affection" that I deserve. I have struggled with alot of self-doubt and even self-hatred for many years.
I am happy to annouce, however, that I have been working hard on this issue and I have made significant ground but I can always improve.
It is always amazingly beautiful to me that the teachings that I need in the moment arrive when needed. This is truly another way to interpret the Buddhist saying that, "the teacher will arrive when the student is ready."
-Peace to all beings-
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Posted by They call him James Ure at 10:49 AM