We are made for joy. This is who we are. We are not our fear, our grief, our anger, or our jealousy. We are so much more than that. This practice is about uncovering this well-being that is within us. And it's accessible, it's always here, we just need to cool ourselves down a bit, open up our hearts, and look clearly. As you touch into the profound, luminous qualities of your own heart, you know deep in your bones that you are completely worthy—that there is nothing wrong with you, and nothing has ever been wrong with you. Who you are, as you are, is perfect, perfectly imperfect, and perfectly perfect.

 
Diana Winston, Cultivating Self-compassion as a Path to Joy
Diana Winston

Diana Winston

Spirit Rock Residential Teacher