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Compassion for yourself

Discussion in 'Health & Healing' started by Geoff-Allen, May 19, 2020.

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    Hope you are all enjoying your time with us here at the forum!

    Just found this timely article -

    When it comes to personal development, our culture often celebrates those who are self-assured or self-confident. But new research suggests that self-compassion might be a better way to approach success and personal development. For instance, self-confidence makes you feel better about your abilities, while self-compassion encourages you to acknowledge your flaws and limitations. And once you acknowledge and accept your flaws, you are more likely to view them objectively and realistically. This, in turn, can lead to positive changes in your life.

    How Self-Compassion Helps You Cope With the Ups and Downs of Life

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    Hope you are all well!

    Here's an interesting blog -

    If you’re like me, sometimes we have very human experiences of getting caught in old stories and limited ways of thinking about ourselves.
    We feel sad, angry, frustrated, unworthy, jealous, or shameful, and it doesn’t feel good.

    At times like these, it can help immensely to practice self-compassion as a way home to peace.
    We’re all good people, right? We care about others and know how to treat them with support, acceptance, encouragement, kindness, and love.

    Read more -

    The Heart and Soul of Self-Compassion | Dr. Gail Brenner

    MUCH more at Gail's site.

    Wishing you all the best!
     
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    You can’t truly be happy if you don’t love yourself because no matter how happy everything else in your life is, you will always feel unworthy, like you don’t deserve happiness. To love yourself isn’t arrogant or grandiose, from a young age we have been taught that to love yourself is to be selfish, wrong, arrogant, patronizing, unattractive and unproductive.

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    17 Ways to Learn to Love Yourself and Be Happy

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    Power of self compassion -

    For the last decade, Neff has been a pioneer in the study of “self-compassion,” the revolutionary idea that you can actually be kind to yourself, accept your own faults—and enjoy deep emotional benefits as a result. Last year, she distilled the results of her research in the popular book Self-Compassion. (A Greater Good essay we adapted from the book is the most popular piece we’ve ever published.)

    Neff, an associate professor in human development and culture at the University of Texas, Austin, will present highlights from her work at a Greater Good Science Center seminar at UC Berkeley next Friday, March 23, called “Self-Compassion and Emotional Resilience”—part of our “Science of a Meaningful Life” seminar series. The event will be webcast live, so anyone around the world can participate.

    The Power of Self-Compassion | Greater Good

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    Tiny Buddha's Guide to Loving Yourself

    Today’s featured contributor is blogger and life coach Hannah Braime. Formerly self-destructive and dependent on external validation and achievement, she turned her life around by embracing authenticity and spending her time doing things that bring her whole-hearted joy.
    In her contribution for the book, she explores why we so often find it hard to do things that are good for us—and how we can work with our resistance, not against it.

    A little more about Hannah -

    Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself Interview: Hannah Braime

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    Learning how to love yourself is a key ingredient for happiness. Self love is at the very core of wellbeing, joy, self-empowerment, and our ability to enjoy the kind of life we want. Even if you had everything else in your life exactly the way you wanted it, you wouldn't be able to enjoy it if you weren't at peace with yourself.

    Besides that, every relationship you ever have with someone else exactly mirrors one or more aspects of the relationship you have with yourself.

    How To Love Yourself

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    Happiness worthy of love belonging -

    Don’t think you have worthiness issues? Never struggle with feeling good enough? That’s impossible according to author and speaker Brene Brown. Over the weekend I came across this woman’s work and it got me thinking a lot about how even the most confident among us still struggles with feelings of vulnerability. According to Brown, the only ones of us who don’t feel at least a little vulnerable are sociopaths without the capacity for empathy. In fact, Brown believes that, “Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.” So what do you do when you aren’t feeling good enough or worthy of love, happiness and success in your life? Fortunately, Brown offers ten powerful practices that can lead to greater courage, confidence and self-acceptance for each of us.

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    Are You Worthy of Love, Happiness and Success?

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