Classes on compassion and healing today..........being in an addiction center away from your friends and family on a holiday is tough.......my students were glad to see me today.
Everyone thinks because they can love others, that they have compassion........but, you also have to have compassion for yourself. How many can look in the mirror and honestly say, you love yourself.
Body and spirit cannot heal without compassion.
As classes ended today, students stood a little straighter, spoke more kindly and smiled. Many of them don't realize the safety net they have there at the center.......sometimes reality hits hard when they go home.
That's why it is so important they understand compassion and the part it plays in their lives. Compassion for yourself, makes it very difficult to destroy your body and spirit with substance abuse.
Compassion for yourself, enables you to feel more compassion for others and helps you to understand how your decisions touch everyone in your life in some way.
It was an emotional day, I am drained.......but I felt the love in that small room today, I felt the compassion.