Self-compassion is approaching ourselves, our inner experience with spaciousness, with the quality of allowing which has a quality of gentleness. Instead of our usual tendency to want to get over something, to fix it, to make it go away, the path of compassion is totally different. Compassion allows.” Robert Gonzales
I am getting better at nurturing my needs and accepting myself. Each time I allow love and compassion for myself, it expands into every part of my life. Each time I allow for rest, to let go, or rejuvenate, it creates space for me to give back to others.
Write down a list of things you “don’t” do for yourself.
Ask yourself why? Why do you feel you do not deserve this? How does this affect your relationships and work?
Now write down what you do need, and work out how you can make time for self-compassion.
As you write down this list, make it practical and achievable.
Practice making time for yourself regularly. A regular massage or facial, or just spending time in nature, can help us unwind and help us listen to our needs.
When I don’t nurture myself, everyone around me feels the effects. When I don’t listen to what I need, I cannot nurture or care for others.
Envelop you mind, body and spirit with compassion. If we don’t, nobody else will either.