Our true nature

Cactus blooming with yellow flowers

“The point is that our true nature is not some ideal that we have to live up to. It’s who we are right now, and that’s what we can make friends with and celebrate.” ~Pema Chödrön, from Awakening Loving-Kindness

Learning self-compassion is not about trying to make ourselves into something “better.” It’s about learning to love and appreciate who we are right now.