It’s easy to downplay how wonderful we actually are. We can forget all about self compassion. And be much kinder to our friends than we are to ourselves. Here are some of our favorite self compassion quotes to remind you to be kind to yourself first and foremost.
Being human is not about being any one particular way; it is about being as life creates you—with your own particular strengths and weaknesses, gifts and challenges, quirks and oddities. – Kristin Neff
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Talk to yourself as you would someone you love. – Brene Brown
Feeling compassion for ourselves in no way releases us from responsibility for our actions. Rather, it releases us from the self-hatred that prevents us from responding to our life with clarity and balance. – Tara Brach
Compassion isn’t some kind of self-improvement project or ideal that we’re trying to live up to. Having self compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves, all those imperfections that we don’t even want to look at. – Pema Chodron
There is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you! It is intricate, detailed, a painstaking labor of devotion and love! The colors are like no other, they swim and leap, they trickle and embellish! And yet you choose to fixate your eyes on the small fly which has landed on it! Why do you do such a thing? – C. JoyBell C.
Speak to yourself with self compassion on the inside and you will radiate peace on the outside. – Amy Leigh Mercree
Friendship with one’s self is all important, because without it, one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Of all the journeys to undertake, the one of self-compassion is one of utmost importance for long-term well-being. – Anne Foy
When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life. – Jean Shinoda Bolen
Which is your favorite self compassion quote? Always remember to show yourself a little self compassion. Chances are it’ll get you a lot further, more quickly, than you might ever have hoped!
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