Today I attended my final Term Student retreat of the season. One of the things we did (aside from meditating for most of the day) was create a mandala that expressed what we learned over the past three months. Without going into too much detail (that would take too much time. I’ll probably write a blog post about it on Blatherskite in the near future), I’ll just say that the person in the middle is me (duh) and I am holding my hand over my heart. This represents self compassion, which is what I’ve been learning about. There are lots of other things in the mandala but, really, self compassion is what it’s all about.