Friday Practice: Compassion

The antidote to judgement is compassion, and compassion starts with self. If you are reading this, I have no doubt that you extend compassion to the majority of the people with whom you interact. How loving, kind, and accepting are you to you? How often do you let your heart open and break a little when you confront your own humanity?

Take some time to close your eyes, and breathe deeply. Imagine compassion as a beautiful healing light radiating from your chest. This light relaxes and releases any judgement, self-criticism, or tension from your body. Imagine yourself engulfed in this beautiful, easeful space of compassionate holding and reverence. Stay there as long as you like, and note how you feel.