Stop criticising yourself so much and learn some self-love instead

While it’s important to take responsibility for what we do, it’s just as important to remind ourselves that we’re all trying to figure out how to live well and, at the same time, we all slip up along the way more times than we can count. —

I recently had the privilege of interviewing a Buddhist monk on why we find it so easy to be self-critical to the point where it can feel like second nature.

Ajahn Brahmali lives in the Bodhinyana monastery in Perth, Australia, and, pre-Covid-19, would give talks here in Malaysia that frequently focused on kindness and mindfulness.

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Sandy Clarke , psychology , self-help , criticism


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