Self-compassion

Something inspirational:

“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.”

CHRISTOPHER K GERMER


18 Jul, 2014

12 thoughts on “Self-compassion

  1. I agree with this quote. We need to have self-compassion. We can’t have compassion for others if we don’t have compassion for ourselves, I believe.

  2. This seems to be one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do to be able to live my life!

    I have always been my own worst critic for the mistakes I have made. It would also explain why I have such a hard time feeling compassion for others when I haven’t had any for myself. I was only human and felt like I deserved whatever happened to me!

    It crushed me when my daughter ended up with CP and I felt like she deserved so much more from life and somehow she was paying for my sins. I would have gladly traded places with her if I could have.

    Now the best I can do is try to forgive myself and try to become a better person during the time I have left!

    1. Thanks Randy. You’re absolutely right. When we have lived without compassion it’s not easy to have compassion for others, but I still believe we can learn how to give compassion and to have it ourselves.

      As a child I was never given compassion myself, but it must have been the compassion I craved that instilled compassion in me. No one deserves to have to go through a bad childhood. It certainly wasn’t something you did; it was something your parents did. There is a difference.

      I believe in you and believe you can forgive yourself and become a better person.

  3. My therapist is teaching me about self-compassion rather than self-esteem, so I identified with this quote. Since she mentioned a YouTube video to watch dealing with self-compassion, it was like having a lightbulb go on.

    Thanks for sharing, take care and have a great weekend.

    1. Thanks Joseph. That’s great. It’s always nice when we find something that resonates with us and from my own experience, quotes have a way of doing that. I just love them.

      I personally believe that identifying with something is half the battle, the other half is finding an acceptance on what we deal with. When we are able to identify something, we have a little bit more of an understanding that perhaps wasn’t there before.

      I’m so pleased you resonated with this quote and that it helped.

  4. This sure is something that a lot of us don’t practice. Sometimes I can be my own harshest critic. If I just would step back and use some self compassion, I would learn a lot from it.

    1. I agree. Thanks Maria and yes you’re right we would learn from it. There is no doubt in my mind. We are our harshest critic.

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