Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Art of Self-Compassion is when we learn to treat ourselves with the same love and compassion we would have for others regardless of their faults and short-comings. So many of us have been taught to give to others even if that means sacrificing our own goals and dreams. If we don't, then the world views us as selfish. But the reality is, when we take time to care for our own needs then we have so much more to offer others in our life.
We must learn to forgive ourselves. Just like we forgive others who have wronged us.
We must learn to talk nicely about ourselves, just like we do to our children, family and our friends.
We must learn to embrace the challenges life throws our way and not consider any short-comings a failure on our part.
We must learn to take time out for ourselves, whether that is going for a nice walk, taking a nap or having a good cry. This allows us to recharge our batteries.
We must learn to be kind to ourselves regardless of what the scale reads. If someone judges me on my looks that speaks more of them, than it does of me.
We must learn to accept our own imperfections. None of us are infallible. We will make mistakes, but we must treat ourselves with kindness.
So my challenge to you is to begin the process of embracing the person you are TODAY--not the person you were. Not the person you long to be, BUT the person you are at this very moment. When we love who we are, in all our faults and imperfections than we are able to move forward and give ourselves the best gift of all--SELF-COMPASSION! Unknown
Sorry that it is rather long, but I REALLY loved it!