An essential task

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“Finding a way to extend forgiveness to ourselves is one of the most essential tasks. Just as other have been caught in suffering, so have we. If we look honestly at our life, we can see the sorrows and pains that have led to our own wrongdoing.

In this we can finally extend forgiveness to ourselves; we can hold the pain we have caused in compassion. Without such mercy, we will live our own life in exile…

When we clearly recognize the source of disharmony and misery in the world is ignorance, we can open the door of wisdom and compassion.”

~ Jack Kornfield