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Self-Compassion

Self-compassion is the ability to extend kindness and understanding to oneself in the face of perceived failures, inadequacies, or in instances of general personal suffering. This doesn’t mean feeling sorry for yourself, or being self-indulgent or weak, but simply that instead of beating yourself up for failing, you treat yourself as you would treat a friend who was facing a similar situation. In this way, self-compassion goes beyond a basic acceptance of one’s experiences to embracing oneself with warmth and understanding in the face of difficulty or distress. There is now empirical evidence that self-compassion, practiced regularly, helps train the brain away from shame and toward feelings of happiness and joy.

Be Kind to Yourself: Releasing Frustrations and Embracing Joy

When we experience frustrations in daily life, many of us hold ourselves to blame. Self-criticism is often our default setting. But we can have a more gracious posture toward ourselves. We can practice disciplines of self-kindness.

Kindness: Change Your Life and Make the World a Kinder Place

When you step out of your own life and take more notice of what's happening in other people's lives, you realise that you have the power to make a difference – a positive difference – in their lives and your own.

Radical Kindness: The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving

Much like gratitude, Angela contends we need a kindness practice. A practice in which we learn to see with our hearts and act from a place of compassion. As the Dalai Lama says, “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

The Kindness Cure: How the Science of Compassion Can Heal Your Heart and Your World

It’s time for a kindness revolution.

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