“When we forgive, we take back control of our own fate and our feelings. We become our own liberator.” – Desmond Tutu

We converged on eight pillars of joy. Four were qualities of the mind: perspective, humility, humor and acceptance. Four were qualities of the heart: forgiveness, gratitude, compassion and generosity.

Mindfulness practice is very forgiving. It beckons to us to start over again, time after time after time.

To be truly kind and compassionate toward ourselves, we need to examine how accepting and forgiving we are of ourselves.