A moment of self-compassion! That’s what I had this morning when I was writing my Morning Pages.
A Moment Of Self-Compassion
As I was writing, I began to think about some difficult situations that I’ve faced in the past. I was feeling guilty about my part in this, when a thought popped into my head giving me an explanation for my behaviour. For a change, I decided to explore this thought a lot more and so many other things made sense.
No, I didn’t find excuses or whitewash any of my choices. Self-compassion helped me to see why I made those choices. I was able to understand and forgive myself. In doing so, I better understood the response and role of the others in those situations. Self-compassion led to forgiveness of self and others.
Forgive me, for not sharing details of this just yet, I’m still unpacking it in my head. But all I want to reiterate is that we need to treat ourselves with compassion and understanding in order to move forward in healing and growth.
A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.Christopher K Germer
Have you had a moment of self-compassion recently? Do you treat yourself with kindness?
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