Wonderful Quote From the 17th Karmapa

The deepest reasons to love yourself have nothing to do with anything outside you – not with your body or with other’s expectations of you. If you ground yourself in your own goodness nothing will be able to damage your self-esteem. Take delight in your inner nature…in your virtues and all your beautiful qualities.

A Beautifully Expressed Essay on Receiving Help

Help is strangely, something we want to do without, as if the very idea disturbs and blurs the boundaries of our individual identity, it is as if we cannot face how much we need others in order to go on: we are born with an absolute necessity for help, grow well only with a continuous succession of extended hands, and as adults depend upon others for our further successes and possibilities in life even as competent individuals.