The following quote is from 'Heart Advice, Weekly Quotes From Pema Chodron'. (click)
"As adults, we begin to cultivate a sense of loving-kindness---by ourselves, for ourselves.
The whole process of meditation is one of creating that good ground,
that cradle of loving-kindness where we actually are nurtured.
What's being nurtured is our confidence in our own wisdom,
our own health, and our own courage, our own goodheartedness.
We develop some sense that the way we are----the kind of personality that we have
and the way we express life----is good, and that by being who we are completely
and by totally accepting that and having respect for ourselves,
we are standing on the ground of warriorship."