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October 21, 2015 Comments Off on Self-Compassion Views: 74 Life

Self-Compassion

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”

– His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso

Today I want to talk about something that we could all use a little more of and that’s self-compassion. Have you ever noticed how quick we are to forgive the short comings of others? Oh it’s ok. She’s just really busy right now. He’s still learning. He’ll get it right next time. And yet when it comes to ourselves we drop the hammer. I’m such an idiot. I should have known better. Why didn’t I just make a different choice? And on and on until we tear ourselves completely down. Do yourself a favor. The next time you make a choice and it doesn’t turn out exactly how you would have wanted, take a deep breath cut yourself some slack. Use each opportunity to learn and grow yourself instead of slash and burn your self-esteem.”If your compassion does not extend to yourself, it is incomplete. ” Jack Kornfield

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