When we're looking for compassion, we need someone who is deeply rooted, is able to bend and, most of all, embraces us for our strengths and struggles.
It's hard to practice compassion when we're struggling with our authenticity or when our own worthiness is off-balance.
I can encourage my daughter to love her body, but what really matters are the observations she makes about my relationship with my own body.
I was raised in a family where vulnerability was barely tolerated: no training wheels on our bicycles, no goggles in the pool, just get it done. And so I grew up not only with discomfort about my own vulnerability, I didn't care for it in other people either.
B. B. King