just like me
We think of things we have in common with someone who seems different than us and silently say, "he or she is just like me."
An 8-minute guided meditation.
Just Like Me is a guided compassion practice from Chade-Meng Tan's book Search Inside Yourself that reminds us we have a lot in common with everyone else. Regardless of how someone looks on the outside, they can feel fearful, sad, or lonely on the inside. Remembering this, our perspectives expand from a narrow sense of “me” to a broader sense of “we.”
Compassion practices like this one deepen our understanding of the many ways we're similar to everyone else, regardless of the ways that we're different from one another.