“No amount of self-improvement can make up for any lack of self-acceptance.”
Robert Holden, Ph.D. author, psychologist, philosopher
Blue Cliff Record Case # 94 —Dongshan is well.
Dongshan was ill. A student asked, “You’re unwell. Is there someone, after all, who isn’t sick?” Dongshan said, “There is.” “Does the one who isn’t sick take care of you?” continued the student; “I’m actually taking care of that one.” Dongshan observed. “What’s it like when you take care of that one?” continued the student. “Then I don’t see that there is illness,” Dongshan replied.
Audio–Caring for That One
- Simply enjoy being you.
- And make happiness a first priority in your life.
- When you can accept (love) yourself, you begin to love your life more deeply, no matter what happens; they are inseparable. Everything—inner and outer—suddenly shifts.