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Thought for Day 26 of 2015: Practice Self-Compassion


Self-acceptance seems to be a hard thing but it is actually very simple.  Love yourself in the way you love others. Give compassion to yourself the way you do to the world.  Give willingly to yourself in the way that you would for loved ones.

You would never tell an upset friend to just suck it up. So, why give yourself a hard time? Instead, try to find ways to care and comfort yourself when things are tough. Focus on not criticizing or judging yourself for shortcomings.

Be self-compassionate to yourself by understanding you are not required to be perfect. And don’t confuse self-compassion with self-pity or self-indulgence. Being self-compassionate simply means you are willing to be kind to yourself, to acknowledge you are a human being, and to be mindfulness of the way life works.

In 2015, try to remember that having compassion for oneself is no different than having compassion for others.  Self-compassion will allow you to create a space within yourself that is free of judgment. Choose to see your hurt and your failures with kindness and caring. After all, you are only human.

 

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