In our lives today, we need to practice self-acceptance or self-kindness with each moment that arises. We need to use our awareness to listen to our thoughts to see if they are harsh or critical toward ourselves. If our minds are judging negatively what we are doing, what we are feeling, judging all the ways we, or the way that our lives are not ok, we can assume we are not accepting ourselves with the energy and intention of compassion. It is very difficult to be truly compassionate toward anyone else, if we haven't learned how to be compassionate toward ourselves. It should be known, that the loving heart produces a loving mind. When we see it this way, it is the beginning of unveiling the compassion that was always within us. This eventually causes our minds to begin seeing everyone and everything in a positive light.