Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. ~ Dalai Lama



A human being is part of the whole called by us ‘universe’ – a part limited in time and space. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. ~ Albert Einstein


Self-compassion researcher Kristin Neff, PhD explains why treating yourself as you would a good friend can have a powerful impact on health and wellbeing.


Compassion is, by definition, relational. Compassion literally means “to suffer with,” which implies a basic mutuality in the experience of suffering. The emotion of compassion springs from the recognition that the human experience is imperfect. ~Kristin Neff, Ph.D.




If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. ~Jack Kornfield