A wonderful two-part series on self-compassion by renowned teacher and author Tara Brach. Tara has described the cultivation of self-compassion as one of the greatest challenges that people face, and in these talks she discusses the suffering that we can create by being at war with ourselves:
“Perhaps the biggest tragedy of our lives is that freedom is possible, yet we can pass our years trapped in the same old patterns...We may want to love other people without holding back, to feel authentic, to breathe in the beauty around us, to dance and sing. Yet each day we listen to inner voices that keep our life small.”
Tara talks about how the practice of self-compassion can help us break free from the trance of unworthiness and move toward self-acceptance.