Loving Your Perfect Self, Before Improving It

Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, a Zen Buddhist teacher, once told his students “You are perfect the way you are…and you could use a little improvement.” I understand this to mean that we are inherently perfect with all of our messiness, neuroses, and confusion AND there is also some room to improve the things about ourselves that […]

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Nothing Tastes as Good as Self-acceptance Feels

We have all heard expressions like “Nothing tastes as good as thin feels,” “You can never be too rich, too beautiful, or too thin,” and “A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.” If you have others, please share). They serve as mantras, reminders to be vigilant when our bodies and/or minds are […]

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