How self-compassion can change the way you see the world by Louise Watson

Self-compassion leads to compassion for others

The nicest part of the meditation for me this time was in acknowledging that when all’s said and done, we all want the same thing; we all want to be happy, to have the best life we can have with what we’ve got, and that sometimes, we may go about it the wrong way.

Often, when we make mistakes, we can try to cover our guilt by placing the blame on others; ‘I only did it because of X, Y and Z!’ we cry, ‘I’m a good person; you don’t know what I’ve been through!’

We expect people to forgive us and be compassionate towards us, yet don’t do the same for those who hurt us in some way.