Self-compassion is first and foremost a choice, but it’s also a skill that may need some practice. I choose to believe that each and every one of us are worthy of kindness and caring.
And that means me, too. If I’m not worthy of compassion that means that other people might not be and that’s just not acceptable to me. The part of me that wants to find unconditional love for all others won’t allow me to be the exception.
So if you’re struggling to find yourself worthy of your own compassion maybe you could contemplate the value of unconditional love for all, and include yourself in that “all.”
By Julie Holliday