Author Cheri Huber, a teacher and student of Soto Zen, explains that many people do “good deed” after “good deed” depositing “credits” into a proverbial bank account. When they decide to treat themselves well and attempt to make a metaphoric withdrawal, the banker at “the Bank of Self-Hate” informs them that they haven’t done enough.
She advocates the seemingly insane notion of self-love. (I love her for that.)
The next edition of The 77% Weekly will be entitled: Self- Love: Rabbi Brian’s Practical Guide to This Seemingly Impossible Task. (I may be biased, but I think it is one of the most exciting articles that I have written.)
Until next time, try to remember to be kind to yourself.
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