Monday, April 19, 2010

latest lesson



It seems that when some people talk of compassion, they have the notion that it entails a total disregard or even a sacrificing of one’s own interests. This is not the case. In fact, genuine love should first be directed at oneself – if we do not love ourselves, how can we love others?

~ HH Dalai Lama ~

This seems to be my latest lesson. Service without self-forgetting. That's a challenge for an enneagram 8.

I must say...I like it.

7 comments:

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Deb Shucka said...

Funny, the theme that's emerging with yesterday's and now today's posts. It's my biggest lesson right now and frightening how hard it is to learn. Glad you're traveling with me.

Catherine.Pryde said...

I'm going to do wat they told me to do this day. :)) Well, wanna have an escape but no choice.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

No one rocks it more than HH.

Kathryn Grace said...

If you have trouble remembering this in one of those crucial moments, think of the flight attendant demonstrating how to use the oxygen mask. She always says to put your own on first, because you cannot help the child next to you, or anyone else, if you've passed out.