Acceptance & Forgiveness Toward Oneself

Acceptance & Forgiveness

Bring to mind a person you feel angry or annoyed at, and ask yourself what exactly it is that you dislike in him or her. Once you have identified that, check: “Is this something that I have in myself? Have I ever behaved like that?” If you are able to find in yourself the same thing (or something similar) that you don’t like in the other person, the solution is to learn acceptance and forgiveness toward yourself. When you can be more tolerant and compassionate toward yourself, with whatever faults you have, you will be better able to accept others as they are, and less likely to get angry at them.

Awakening the Kind Heart
Kathleen McDonald

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