BABY STEPS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO SELF LOVE AND POSITIVE INTERACTION WITH OTHERS proves that change is possible for everyone of all ages, not just the educated or economic elite. In layman’s language, it speaks directly to readers—including those of average means and intelligence—who feel disconnected from their authentic selves and from those in their work and personal environments and want to reconnect in a more meaningful and richly satisfying way. It begins with taking ownership of individual responsibilities, recognizing the destructiveness of personal judgment on self-worth, and dropping the label ‘victim.’ It begins with understanding why we play the Blame Game and live with the crippling resentments that influence everything we do and say. As Mother Teresa once said, “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”