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Right Action: The Need for Compassion in Self-Care - Berin Kinsman
Do the right thing. Easy to say, harder to do. Who defines what that is? If you do the wrong thing for the right reasons, does that count? How about if you do the wrong thing for the right reasons? Right Action can be about results, yes, but it’s more about intentions. If you’re aware that what you’re doing is going to hurt someone, including you, don’t do it. More importantly, think about what unintended consequences might arise before you act. Never do anything that you know could end up causing harm. What is Right Action? Right Action is the fourth step along the Buddhist Eightfold Path. It’s also the second moral virtue, after Right Speech. This one is pretty…