“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” — Jack Kornfield
In other words, we don’t give to others for us to receive back from others. We want to help others because we’ve been helped or have helped ourselves. Therefore, we don’t expect a return. The only return we want to see is that the other person’s needs have been met and that his or her spirits have been lifted and that he or she can help someone else in return. It is just as important to be compassionate with one’s self as it is towards another for us to be complete. We all can afford to spread compassion around to others and to each other. It is nice to be in the receiving end of compassion just as it nice to be in the giving end.