We can change this world with words like "love" and "freedom."

Self-Compassion

As people helpers and world changers, we talk a lot about compassion. I do it myself without ever stopping to examine my heart to see what is inside or to think about what others see when they look at me.

How can we have true compassion for those in need when we don’t offer that gift to ourselves? We’re so hard on ourselves when we don’t do what others or we think we should. We beat ourselves up for not living up to that invisible standard to which we hold ourselves (but no one else). We would never treat others so harshly, so why in the world do we do it to ourselves? What makes it okay?

I just want to leave you with this awesome quote that came from Erika Lyremark through her Daily Whip e-mails, “Compassion is pretty. Self-compassion is way sexy!” We can strive for “pretty,” but why not aim for “way sexy”! That’s the way to change the world–the way we treat ourselves will reach out and draw others in!!!

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