Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Seeing Ourselves With Kind Eyes

A few years ago a friend confided to me that he didn't think he was particularly successful. This man is a partner at a large law firm and on the board of several civic and professional organizations. He's constantly sharing his expertise with colleagues and lending others a hand.

I don't know what benchmarks this gentleman is measuring himself against, but if he's not successful, who is?

Countless women I've met rank even lower on the self-esteem scale.

I can't help but think that if we could see ourselves the way our dearest loved ones see us, we might not only be gentler in our self-judgment, but kinder to others.

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