Often we can’t love ourselves or others fully when we’re stuck in our own complexes.
When you have an inferiority complex, you have low self-esteem, and this is a kind of sickness.
High self-esteem is also a sickness, because you consider yourself to be above others and that causes suffering as well.
Although equality is something good, it can also be a complex.
When you say, “I’m as good as he is,” you still think you have a separate self.
When you compare two selves to each other, suffering will result.
Real liberty is freedom from all these complexes.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Day 8 of the 35 Days of Love