Here is a quote that I find not only supportive and encouraging but it also speaks to what is happening “behind the curtain” with mind-body-spirit approaches.
“When we accept ourselves for who we are_as people filled with strengths and weaknesses–it’s easier to accept the flaws we find in others. Acceptance makes it easier to tolerate differences, and this allows for greater cooperation. Meditation specifically strengthens the key neural circuit that connects our cognitive skills with our social skills and our emotions, and the end result of a well functioning brain is the generation of deep compassion and love. And unlike other animals, we appear to have the only brain that can show compassion toward every living thing on the planet. That, truly, is an amazing neurological feat. ” Andrew Newberg, M.D.