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Friday, December 4, 2009

Perfectly imperfect acceptance

It's perfectly perfect to be imperfect

It's also perfectly perfect to be perfect

i accept all my imperfections & perfections

but it's perfectly perfect to have imperfect acceptance

-cheng kar & sook chin-

Self-Esteem, Self-Compassion & Non-Self

Self-esteem is a popular mental health concept in western psychology & there has been numerous books written on this topic. However, Buddhist psychology seems to emphasize more on self-compassion & non-self. Are these western & eastern concepts compatible? How can self-compassion & self-acceptance enhance our mental health? What does non-self really mean from a Buddhist perspective? How does it contribute to happiness? The presentation will shed light on this interesting cross-cultural mental health topic. Click HERE for dowloading.

This is a useful link on SELF-COMPASSION
- A. Professor Dr. Kristine Neff's website

You can download many of the journal papers related to self-compassion from: