The Self-Care Of Self-Compassion

Self-Compassion

Self-Compassion Skills

  • Self-Awareness (also called Mindfulness)
    Ability to observe what we are experiencing.
  • Self-Empathy
    Ability to relate to ourselves with understanding.
  • Acceptance
    Ability to be present with both pleasant and painful feelings.
  • Kindness
    Ability to respond to ourselves with warmth and caring.
  • Wise Self-Care
    Ability to act in ways that promote our long-term well-being and happiness.

Wise self-care extends beyond any narrow conception of self-interest and leads us toward being compassionate to others. Taking care of ourselves, we take care of others. And, taking care of others, we take care of ourselves.

This Difficult Thing of Being Human
This Difficult Thing of Being Human: The Art of Self-Compassion

Bodhipaksa

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