With Reverend Cindy
Karen Armstrong writes, “We have seen that compassion is essential to humanity. Yet it is not easy to love ourselves.” Are you able to look into a mirror, gaze into your own eyes, and say, “I love you?” Most of us are more likely to focus on our faults than to recognize our own virtues. Living a compassionate life means having empathy-appreciation for the feelings of others-and learning compassion for ourselves.
During the twelve steps, we are trying to awaken our potential for compassion, sagehood, and Buddhahood. Once you have started to feel a genuine compassion for yourself, you will be able to extend it to others. ~ Karen Armstrong
Affirmation: God is Good, and I am created in the image and likeness of God.