A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.
Christopher K. Germer
How can it be that self-compassion is so hard for most people? We are willing to give others a break, but not ourselves. How wonderful would it be if we could be as kind towards ourselves like we are to the people we love? Nowadays, when I notice that I’m self-loathing, I ask myself: what would I say to a friend? And use these words instead. It feels uncomfortable, and at the same time very comforting. When self-compassion is a habit, it will indeed change the course of your life.