Maitri – Loving Kindness

“Without Maitri renunciation of bad habits becomes abusive” -Pema Chodren

 

I love Pema and I love this quote. I can think of many times in my life that I’ve tried to change a bad habit or so called unwanted characteristic because somewhere I got the idea that I needed to be fixed.

In those moments it always felt more like punishment then it did pleasure.

We can do many things in the name of self love, but what if we bought into the idea that we were lovable just as we are right now, what action might we take next?