A number of recent posts and happenings in my own life have brought me to this question: What role does self-care have in being a Bodhisattva? The B-vow is all about others, (read this next phrase with the best whiny voice you can muster) but what about meeee :twisted: Too much care for others can lead to self-neglect and burnout, and too little can lead to selfishness and nihilism. So where is the balance? How do we find it, keep it?
My mantra below says courage/love, and today during bows it hit me that I need the courage to love myself, whereas I have always thought of it more as loving others or just expressing love more outwardly, which is a lot easier sometimes than loving oneself, frankly.