is the foundation of emotional healing.
is being aware in the present moment.
is when we're struggling with feelings
of inadequacy, despair, confusion,
and other forms of stress.
And responding with kindness and understanding
also means holding difficult emotions
—fear, anger, sadness, shame and self-doubt--
in loving awareness.
This will lead to greater ease and
greater well-being and
grace in our daily lives.
can be learned by anyone.
is the practice of repeatedly
evoking good will toward ourselves
especially when we’re suffering--
cultivating the same desire that all living beings
may live happily
and free from suffering.
Christopher Germer, Ph.D.