Thursday, December 19, 2013

#reverb13 Day 19: Self-compassion

When my girl Jill Salahub offered two prompts for Reverb13, I had so much trouble choosing between them (they were both so ace!) I decided to include both. I was especially rapt by this prompt and image, as self-compassion is the work Jill explores and curates so powerfully in her Self-Compassion Saturday series.

Jill writes:

The Buddha said, “You, yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

In the past year, I have been on a mission to understand and practice self-compassion, which is sometimes defined as "extending compassion to one's self in instances of perceived inadequacy, failure, or general suffering," and what I have learned has made me realize that this practice is at the heart of everything. 

How will you practice self-compassion?

Thank you, Jill!

Please add your response in the linky below if you'd like to share with kindred spirits. Be sure to check out some of the other juicy responses while you're there!

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Thank you for being here!

1 comment:

  1. A good prompt, Kat. I practice self-compassion as well. Have for years and one very important aspect of self-compassion is being able to forgive oneself. Having mercy on oneself. So many don't do this and thus carry a lot of burden around. A good prompt for getting folks to look at this issue. I keep wanting to jump into your prompts, but as an American missionary in Ukraine it is a very busy season for us, as I know it is for many.