Making friends with yourself is the ground, path, and fruition of Buddhist meditation, says Judy Lief. It starts by dropping your mask and looking at the real you with honesty and love.
Valerie Mason-John shares a meditation for cultivating a positive relationship with yourself, and, by extension, the world.
As a young, female Zen teacher, Gesshin Greenwood struggles to find the line between humility and self-criticism.
Sylvia Boorstein on how to rescue your mind when confusion overwhelms it into suffering.
The nagging, negative voice of self-judgement, says Christina Feldman, is a powerful affliction best met with courage, kindness, and understanding.
Ray Buckner shares how Buddhist practice can help us diminish fear by facing it directly with honesty, clarity, and compassion.
Instead of trying to promote or defend ourselves, we can base our lives on something more powerful and trustworthy—our basic goodness.
Jan Chozen Bays explains how to recognize and tame the critical commentary we replay in our minds.
Buddhist practitioner Ray Buckner on the struggles of letting go after a relationship ends, and how being on the dharma path can help.
Buddhist teachings say that I should put others before myself. But they also say I should have compassion for myself. How do I do both?