Saturday, January 19, 2013

Self Compassion

Photo from "From The Soil"
Just a few thoughts this morning ...

"The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all; God's compassion is over all that God has made." Ps 145:8-9

Are you compassionate to others?

Are you compassionate to yourself?

So often we are so good at taking care of all those around us, yet we forget to take care of ourselves. It's not selfish to be self compassionate.

Self Compassion: Being kind and understanding toward oneself in instances of pain or failure, rather than being harshly self-critical; perceiving one's experiences as part of the larger human experience rather than seeing them as isolating; and holding painful thoughts and feelings in *mindful awareness* rather than over identifying with them.

When we stop being self critical and self-harming and start being kind to ourselves, it opens up the pathway to increase resilience.

When you are motivated by self-compassion, you are given the opportunity to learn from your failures.

Have a beautiful Saturday.


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