To love is, first of all, to accept ourselves as we are.

Understanding our thoughts and actions in terms of the human condition can give rise to self-forgiveness.

To truly walk the Middle Way of the Buddha, to avoid the extremes of addiction and self-hatred, we must walk in friendship with ourselves as well as with all beings.

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