I never thought I would say this. I think I have learned a Buddhism lesson from Lady Gaga. I have always loved her music and videos (sometimes) but in this particular video of an interview of hers with Ellen Degeneres, she shares a wonderful ritual that she does everyday.
In this video (the part 08:00 - 09:00) she speaks about her early morning ritual of spending time in the morning upon waking up, speaking compassionate things about herself, to herself.
“Love yourself, you are all you’ve got.” she says, and listen to her people.
About the ritual, I do that too, though may be not as long as her, and it works. I do this twice a day, when I wake up, and just before I sleep.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion
The Dalai Lama