Valentine's Day: Caring for Ourselves

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Valentine's DayHappy Valentine's Day to all my Big Kid mommies! A dear friend emailed this to me this morning, and I just have to share. We're busy, us mothers, but I really think this is something worth thinking about. Much love to you...

Caring for Ourselves this Valentine's Day

The practice of metta (lovingkindness), uncovering the force of love that can uproot fear, anger, and guilt, begins with befriending ourselves. The foundation of metta practice is to know how to be our own friend. According to the Buddha, "You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." How few of us embrace ourselves in this way!"

--Sharon Salzberg, Lovingkindness from Everyday Mind

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