Self-compassion is being kind and tender to ourselves as we would with others who are experiencing heartache, trial or tribulation.
It is the moment we sit with ourselves and self-reflect without harsh judgement or criticism.
It is being gentle with our own mind, heart and soul.
It is realising, while it is a gift of loving kindness to be compassionate towards others spiritually, we need to afford ourselves the same loving kindness.
Dr Kristin Neff, researcher on self-compassion states,
“With self-compassion, we give ourselves the same kindness and care we’d give to a good friend.” This statement is powerful.
When we reflect on some of the things we say and do, for our friends & family who come to us with a problem, often the thoughts and words we share with them, come from a place of compassion, acceptance and non-judgement.
Think of some of the things you say to someone you care about, who come to you with a...