Posted by: Upāsaka Subhavi | 05/01/2014

Failing Oneself

Yesterday’s post focused primarily on my failings to be as empathetic and present as my partner would have liked and the suffering that it caused. I find myself today at the other extreme with my admission of wrongdoing falling on deaf ears. Frankly I don’t quite know what to do at this point but I am attempting to maintain an even keel and struggling to be mindful of the hurt and suffering that I have been a party to.

I may have failed my friend but I certainly don’t want to compound the problems and deepen the hole I have dug by failing myself. May I accept that which I cannot change with a cool heart and offer myself up in compassion and love where and when the opportunity presents itself. Sabbe satta sabba dukkha pamuccantu.


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