The Suffering of Being Mean

There is so much meanness happening. This meanness doesn’t spring from people’s overt wish to harm others, but it can be traced back to the struggle many of us face in dealing with our own suffering. Without awareness and compassion, our attempts to work with our own basic discomfort will be messy and unskillful. The work to love and care for ourselves will give permission for others to do the same work for themselves.