Best 93 of Self compassion quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 18 Sep

Yong Kang Chan

Our reaction to self-criticism is more important than the self-criticism itself. Paying attention to our reactions is very important because the only thing we have control over is how we react.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kristin Neff

Despite the fact we give hurricanes names like Katrina and Rita, a hurricane isn't a self-contained unit. A hurricane is an impermanent, ever-changing phenomenon arising out of a particular set of interacting conditions - air pressure, ground temperature, humidity, wind and so on. The same applies to us: we aren't self-contained units either. Like weather patterns, we are also an impermanent, ever-changing phenomenon arising out of a particular set of interacting conditions. Without food, water, air and shelter, we'd be dead. Without our genes, family, friends, social history, and culture, wouldn't act or feel as we do.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Vironika Tugaleva

Your skin is your skin. Your legs are your legs. Your hair is your hair. Your smile is your smile. Your past is your past. You can waste your life hating these things, but you may as well learn to accept them. Both routes are difficult and full of pain, but with acceptance, you will be happy one day, while with hatred, you never will.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Yong Kang Chan

Most of us have an inner parent that doesn’t take care of the inner child’s needs properly. They are more focused on the needs of the ego, such as pleasing other people in order to feel needed, or achieving success and getting recognition from others. This makes the inner parent happy for a short period of time, but it doesn’t last. There is always a feeling of not being fulfilled, no matter how much you achieve, because the inner child’s needs are not being met.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Vironika Tugaleva

One thing is for sure—you will make mistakes. Learn to learn from them. Learn to forgive yourself. Learn to laugh when everything falls apart because, sometimes, it will.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Amar Ochani

Rejoice in good times, but always remember that, sooner or later, good times will end, as will the bad times.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Christopher Dines

To be self-compassionate is not to be self-indulgent or self-centred. A major component of self-compassion is to be kind to yourself. Treat yourself with love, care, dignity and make your wellbeing a priority. With self-compassion, we still hold ourselves accountable professionally and personally, but there are no toxic emotions inflicted upon and towards ourselves.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Miya Yamanouchi

My Dear Friend, Don't ever allow yourself to forget how incredibly special you are, even for a single second. Without you, the world would not be as magnificent. Let yourself remember to love again, starting with you loving you.

By Anonym 19 Sep

C. Joybell C

Today I began to criticise myself and look at myself with a judgmental eye... but then instead of going all out in that direction, I stopped and I began to understand me. And then I began to be patient with me. And then I began to feel a softness in the middle of my chest. So then I concluded that I can understand and be patient with me, just like how I am always understanding and being patient with everyone else. Why? Because I deserve that, and more.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ralph De La Rosa

Be merciful. If it is a mess, let it be a mess. If it feels like you can't do this today, stay put and explore that feeling. Let your mindfulness co-opt everything in your experience. Unless you are in significant emotional or physical pain, stay put with no-matter-whatness. Keep realiging with the intentions of your practice: kindness, diligence, presence, attention, relaxation. Be a work in progress while holding this blueprint. The feeling of its being difficult is actually the sensation of your life evolving. Embrace it.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Amy Leigh Mercree

Talk to yourself like a cherished friend. Treat yourself with love and care. You are perfect, just as you are.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Vironika Tugaleva

There’s all this pressure in our society to be beautiful, to be strong, to be sexy. So we spend our time and money on trying to become these things. We put on the high heels, the suits, the makeup, the mask. Then, we feel more awkward than confident, so we drink away our anxieties. That doesn’t make us look any sexier – it just makes us stop caring about how we look. Everyone is beautiful. Everyone is sexy. Everyone is strong. It’s lunacy. We’re all running around trying to become something that we already are. You know what’s really sexy? A person who’s 100% comfortable with themselves. And you know what’s really funny? It is just as time consuming and difficult to learn to accept yourself as it is to pretend to be someone else. The only difference is – with self acceptance, one day, it’s not hard anymore. One day, you feel like your sexiest, strongest self just rolling out of bed in the morning. You’re either going to spend the little time you have in your life on trying to know yourself or trying to hide yourself. The choice is yours. You can’t do both. And you know what’s really amazing about choosing self-love? You’ll be setting an example for all the people around you and all the kids of the coming generation. You’ll be part of a revolution to take back the precious moments of our lives out of the hands of shame-inducing advertisers and back into the hands and hearts of real people like you, like me, like all of us. I know you’ve dreamt about changing the world. So this is your chance. Learn to love yourself, accept yourself, and unleash your strongest, sexiest self. It’s in there. You just have to believe it.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Yong Kang Chan

Your inner child is waiting for a genuine, heartfelt apology.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Amy Leigh Mercree

Speak to yourself with compassion on the inside and you will radiate peace on the outside.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Lucille Zimmerman

Taking good care of yourself means the people in your life receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Yong Kang Chan

People who have low self-esteem might not even know they have low self-esteem.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Vironika Tugaleva

The important thing is for me to feel love towards my fellow human beings—and sometimes, that has to be at a distance.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Yong Kang Chan

You can’t change the outside without changing the inside.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christopher K. Germer

A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Yong Kang Chan

You have no choice about what gets poured into your cup, but you have a choice as to what you accept and believe.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jeanette Leblanc

You can choose a love and a life that does not break you. You can claim a softer beauty and a kinder want. Even your animal hunger can soften its rough edges and say a full-throated yes to what is good and kind and holy. Know that insanity is not a prerequisite for passion and that there is another pathway to your art, one that does not demand your pain as payment for its own becoming. Love, it doesn't have to hurt anymore.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Vironika Tugaleva

It is not depression or anxiety that truly hurts us. It is our active resistance against these states of mind and body. If you wake up with low energy, hopeless thoughts, and a lack of motivation - that is a signal from you to you. That is a sure sign that something in your mind or in your life is making you sick, and you must attend to that signal. But what do most people do? They hate their depressed feelings. They think "Why me?" They push them down. They take a pill. And so, the feelings return again and again, knocking at your door with a message while you turn up all the noise in your cave, refusing to hear the knocks. Madness. Open the door. Invite in depression. Invite anxiety. Invite self-hatred. Invite shame. Hear their message. Give them a hug. Accept their tirades as exaggerated mistruths typical of any upset person. Love your darkness and you shall know your light.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Vironika Tugaleva

Each wave that rolls onto the shore must release back to the ocean. You are the same. Each wave of action you take must release back to the peace within you. Stress is what happens when you resist this natural process. Everyone needs breaks. Denying this necessity does not remove it. Let yourself go. Realize that, sometimes, the best thing to do is absolutely nothing.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Yong Kang Chan

Perception of reality is not the same as reality. What we interpret is not the same as what we see.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Yong Kang Chan

Once we let go of our low self-esteem identity, the mind will have to start all over again, collecting new information about us and building a new identity.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Amy Leigh Mercree

Practice self-compassion and experience the priceless feeling of emotional safety.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Eleanor Brownn

Some people won't love you, no matter what you do. Some people won't STOP loving you, no matter what you do. Go where the love is. ©2011 Eleanor Brownn

By Anonym 18 Sep

Eleanor Brownn

Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Amy Leigh Mercree

The love you share with yourself pays immediate and lifelong dividends of peace.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Vironika Tugaleva

You’re already stuck with yourself for a lifetime. Why not improve this relationship?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Amy Leigh Mercree

Defeat the demons of self-doubt and self-loathing by being your own hero/heroine of self-compassion.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Yong Kang Chan

Nothingness is the most peaceful state of mind. There’s no unworthiness or inferiority. There’s only pure love.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Miya Yamanouchi

Prioritise self-care & incorporate a MINIMUM of 60 mins 'ME TIME' into your daily routine. YES THERE ARE enough hours in the day. NO EXCUSES.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Vironika Tugaleva

Who can see inside the deepest recesses of your imagination and manifest those wishes into your daily experience? Who can appreciate those subtle nuances of character you've acquired by overcoming your deepest fears? Who can truly respect those things that are no longer a part of you because of all your work to release them? Who can see the strength left behind in the wake of your unique struggles and obstacles? Who will see you for who you are, appreciating everything that is there, everything that is not, everything that can be, if you do not? Who else can?

By Anonym 17 Sep

Amy Leigh Mercree

Make every picture a #loveselfie and fill every moment with soul.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vironika Tugaleva

Before label yourself and before you decide that there is something irreparably wrong with your thoughts or emotions, ask yourself: “Do I have a caring, unconditionally loving best friend in myself?” If the answer is “No,” then you will not find the solution to your suffering until you address this serious, life-threatening absence of self-compassion. Self-love is not a dinner mint. Self-love matters. Self-love saves lives.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vironika Tugaleva

Authenticity is not the search for uniqueness. An oak tree does not try to become an oak tree. A cactus does not try to become a cactus. All living things simply reach for nourishment - they reach for sun, reach for water, reach their roots deeper into the ground. By being open to receiving what they need, they become unique effortlessly. So let yourself fall open. Forget about crafting yourself a unique personality. Just allow. Allow in love. Allow pain. Allow desire. Allow learning. Allow healing. Allow frustration. Allow uncertainty. Allow yourself to experience what you must experience and learn what you need to learn, so that your uniqueness can emerge organically.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Nikki Rowe

Maybe if we love ourselves healthy we will all heal?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Yong Kang Chan

Don’t change your self-criticism habit. Change your habitual reactions to self-criticism.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Karen Rinaldi

Self-criticism, on the other hand, is anathema to self-compassion. Once we learn to stop judging ourselves, we can look upon our lesser talents with compassion.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Amy Leigh Mercree

Your inner critic is simply a part of you that needs more self-love.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Yong Kang Chan

We established most of our self-beliefs during our childhood, but they were based on our limited understanding of the world around us. They are either flawed or have become outdated. We can’t take these beliefs at face value anymore.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Sharon Salzberg

Self-compassion is like a muscle. The more we practice flexing it, especially when life doesn’t go exactly according to plan (a frequent scenario for most of us), the stronger and more resilient our compassion muscle becomes.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Pema Chodron

When we’re putting up the barriers and the sense of “me” as separate from “you” gets stronger, right there in the midst of difficulty and pain, the whole thing could turn around simply by not erecting barriers; simply by staying open to the difficulty, to the feelings that you’re going through; simply by not talking to ourselves about what’s happening. That is a revolutionary step. Becoming intimate with pain is the key to changing at the core of our being—staying open to everything we experience, letting the sharpness of difficult times pierce us to the heart, letting these times open us, humble us, and make us wiser and more brave. Let difficulty transform you. And it will. In my experience, we just need help in learning how not to run away.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Yong Kang Chan

Viewing yourself from the spirit’s perspective allows you to be detached from the drama in your mind. Then, you will realize your current self-perception is none other than a mental image created by your mind.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Josie Robinson

Simple gratitude practices can be incorporated easily, and I find myself using a handful of them every day. When I let up on the consistency, it shows. My life feels slightly off-kilter. That feeling is useful information and tells me to go back to basics and practice gratitude for all the good, and even what feels like (at the time) the not-so-good, experiences. They all prove useful. When paired with time, it equals perspective, and perspective is a powerful thing because it leads to gratitude.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Sharon Salzberg

With mindfulness, loving kindness, and self-compassion, we can begin to let go of our expectations about how life and those we love should be.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Sharon Salzberg

No matter what we think we should do, I don’t think you can coerce yourself into loving your neighbor—or your boss—when you can’t stand him. But if you try to understand your feelings of dislike with mindfulness and compassion, being sure not to forget self-compassion, you create the possibility for change.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Eleanor Brownn

You cannot serve from an empty vessel.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Yong Kang Chan

Words can’t harm you when they don’t mean anything to you.