We all suffer (or at least I do). Why not wish ourselves the same care that a loved one would offer us?
Many people object to self-compassion because it feels sappy, because others seem more important, because we feel unworthy, or because we don’t want to feed our ego.
But the more we practice mindfulness (nonjudgmental awareness), the more we prioritize self-compassion as a way to simply take care of ourselves, to value ourselves as much as anyone else, and to replenish ourselves for the service of others.
I highly recommend the website Self-Compassion.org as an ultimate how-to resource for meditations, articles and programs related to this subject.
Below are free self-compassion exercises to help you feel a sense of care in your head, heart and body.
Wishing you love in the face of suffering,
Founder, Mindfulness Exercises
As a friendly reminder, you can see each week’s free mindfulness exercises here.
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Free Self-Compassion Exercises:
Can Mindfulness Meditation Help You Sleep Better?
How To Move Through Difficulties As A Transformative Initiation
A Guide To Spirituality Without Religion
One Meditation For Increasing Feelings of Safety, Contentment & Care
The Importance Of Finding Quiet Time
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