Life can be difficult. Our deepest conditioning urges us to find peace and happiness and to avoid suffering. And yet peace and happiness are often elusive, while suffering often finds us unexpectedly.
We tend to forget that this difficulty is inherent in living a human life, and see it instead as a personal failing. And in doing this we add to life’s difficulties by blaming ourselves for not being good enough.
And so, as we do this difficult thing of being human, we find ourselves needing to relearn how to offer ourselves support, encouragement, and kindness. We find ourselves needing to learn the art of mindful self-compassion.
Drawing on lessons from life, the Buddhist tradition, and neuroscience, Bodhipaksa offers a four-step approach to the practice of self-compassion. It’s a tool simple enough that we can carry it with us everywhere and offer ourselves support in passing moments of suffering. It’s a tool powerful enough that it can help sustain us during times of intense suffering. And it’s a tool that helps us to deepen the compassion we offer not just to ourselves, but to others as well.
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