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If Self-Compassion Could Speak

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Hi, welcome back to your Daily Mindfulness. In today's session, we're going to talk about the voice of self-compassion. We talk a lot about self-compassion here at Mindfulness.com. It's a really important part of a meditation practice and a life well lived. Life is really difficult at times, so we have to experience a lot of different thoughts, different emotions, different sensations, uncertainties.

And if we're beating ourselves up along that process, well, it's going to be a very bumpy process. So at some point we do have to make the journey of becoming our own best friend, which is why self-compassion can be so important. But if we were to personify self-compassion, if self-compassion could speak, I'm curious what it would say. Well, here's one idea. Self-compassion might say.

There's nothing you could think, say, or do that makes you more or less worthy of love. Yes, you may make mistakes, get confused and even cause harm at times. You're human. Let's meet this moment together with clarity and honesty and decide how to best respond. I'm right here with you.

And the reason I think it would say that and not something like you're doing great, I love you, is because self-compassion also involves an honest relationship with ourselves. It meets us with love. It meets us with care. But it also holds us to a high standard that recognizes that yeah, being human is complex. But we have the resources to meet the complexity of our humanness and it sees the best in us.

So as you go about your day, see what your voice of self-compassion would be, and really try to develop it. You might write this down in a journal or just practice talking to yourself in a way that meets you with love and care, but also holds you to a high standard. That's your self compassion. Thank you for your practice. And let's settle in for today's meditation, where we'll explore more self-compassion.

Cory Muscara

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If Self-Compassion Could Speak

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Hi, welcome back to your Daily Mindfulness. In today's session, we're going to talk about the voice of self-compassion. We talk a lot about self-compassion here at Mindfulness.com. It's a really important part of a meditation practice and a life well lived. Life is really difficult at times, so we have to experience a lot of different thoughts, different emotions, different sensations, uncertainties.

And if we're beating ourselves up along that process, well, it's going to be a very bumpy process. So at some point we do have to make the journey of becoming our own best friend, which is why self-compassion can be so important. But if we were to personify self-compassion, if self-compassion could speak, I'm curious what it would say. Well, here's one idea. Self-compassion might say.

There's nothing you could think, say, or do that makes you more or less worthy of love. Yes, you may make mistakes, get confused and even cause harm at times. You're human. Let's meet this moment together with clarity and honesty and decide how to best respond. I'm right here with you.

And the reason I think it would say that and not something like you're doing great, I love you, is because self-compassion also involves an honest relationship with ourselves. It meets us with love. It meets us with care. But it also holds us to a high standard that recognizes that yeah, being human is complex. But we have the resources to meet the complexity of our humanness and it sees the best in us.

So as you go about your day, see what your voice of self-compassion would be, and really try to develop it. You might write this down in a journal or just practice talking to yourself in a way that meets you with love and care, but also holds you to a high standard. That's your self compassion. Thank you for your practice. And let's settle in for today's meditation, where we'll explore more self-compassion.

Cory Muscara

4.6

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