Step back and regard yourself from the point of view of others, without your self-judgments and ideas about yourself. Then you are neither good nor bad, just a being who is living and is going to die like everyone else. Notice that your inner feelings about yourself disappear then and all you see is what you are. Freed of your inner conflicts, are you not just another human being trying to make your way and figure it out? Have a little compassion for yourself. Know that you are human, fallible, made imperfect yet always striving for perfection. All of these things make you interesting, the ups and downs of life, both inner and outer, the things that make you who you are—alive! Gotta live to learn, so keep on living and learning. It’s what it’s all about!
-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne