At it’s heart, compassion is our ability to be present with and carry the suffering we encounter in others through a supportive bond.
Self-compassion is about facing our own difficulties and struggles with the same commitment and open-heartedness that we would bring to a person we love. Self-compassion involves awareness, understanding, and courage to be with suffering in a supportive way.
How To Be Nice To Yourself: The Everyday Guide to Self-Compassion
Laura Silberstein-Tirch, PsyD