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How would you describe your typical reaction to struggling, failing, or feeling “not enough”? How do you think about or talk to yourself in those moments?
Have you ever felt like, no matter how hard you try, it’s never enough? We often extend more compassion and understanding to our friends during their difficult moments than we do to ourselves. This is where the transformative power of self-compassion comes into play. Self-compassion involves treating yourself with the care and concern you would give a friend when confronted with personal inadequacies, mistakes, failures, and painful life situations.
This conversation explores ways to move us through life's difficulties with compassion, kindness, and understanding. By practicing self-compassion, we can establish a more balanced approach to handling life's ups and downs.
This guide was created in partnership with the Global Compassion Coalition, an organization dedicated to building a world based on compassion where people and nature are cared for and supported so they can thrive. The coalition works to inspire individuals, organizations, and governments to act from a place of compassion, to attend to suffering, and build communities of care and belonging