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Self Compassion

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Editors: Mrinali

Today we will be talking about self-compassion. 

Firstly, we have to understand what compassion is?

Compassion is the emotion one experiences when feeling concern for another’s suffering and desiring to enhance that individual’s welfare. In general, compassion is when we feel concern for someone who is experiencing a bad situation in their life and that’s why we tend to help them. For example, if our close friend gets hurt by someone and they tell you everything that happened, we feel some concern for them and tend to help them. So this is called compassion.

Sometimes we help someone beyond our boundaries, going out of our way. For example, we buy them flowers, make them feel good, buy them their favorite foods, and all the other things we do for them, but have you ever considered that if you show compassion to yourself, no one can harm you? Now we will talk about self-compassion.Self-compassion entails being warm and understanding toward ourselves when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate, rather than ignoring our pain or flagellating ourselves with self-criticism. In general terms, when you’re having a bad day, when you’re suffering from difficult situations, you have to understand yourself and analyse your emotions at that specific time. You know, once I read a quote that said if you are happy, then only you can make others happy.

At first I didn’t    agree with that quote, but after that, when I started working on myself and being compassionate towards myself, then I got that quote. Is it so simple theoretically but being self compassionate towards yourself, This journey is not that easy, but every journey has its own challenges and we can always try everything. So, as I have mentioned above, we are always conditioned to do things for other people. If we are doing things for ourselves, then we are selfish, but this is not true. We have seen what compassion is, so what I’m trying to say is that if oneself is having a bad day or difficult time, putting conditions on oneself, then that person could do all the things that will help them understand their own emotions, their own feelings. Self-compassion is all about the journey of understanding, accepting, healing, growth, change, and power.

Here I have explained everything in our general language. So why is it important to have self-compassion? Self-compassion is important for understanding ourselves. who we are, how we react in our daily situations, what are our emotions, do we understand them or not, and most importantly, to enhance, to nurture ourselves for our other relationships, because being self-compassionate doesn’t mean that you’re selfish. Being self-compassionate means understanding about ourselves, accepting as we are, healing from traumas, life experiences that indicate some change in us, and in the end, the powerful version of yourself. Self compassion allow you to embrace your own journey.

Self compassion helps you to get better perspective of yourself & again most importantly to love yourself. 


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I’m a psychologist and writer. For me writing is my outlet to bare or tolerate my pain and poetry is my heart. Self love is the best form of love.

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