Showing self-compassion during those dark moments
What does it mean to be self-compassionate?
Being self-compassionate is like offering a warm embrace to yourself during tough times. It’s about treating yourself with the same understanding that you’d show to a close friend who’s going through a rough patch.
Self-compassion involves acknowledging your struggles without judgment, being gentle with your feelings, and providing yourself with the support and encouragement needed to navigate through difficulties.
If you have a strong support circle, maybe you don’t need to rely on self-compassion so much, because you get it from others. But many of us don’t have that, at least not at times.
Self-compassion is essential when we’re going through something difficult and don’t have a soul to talk to. When we feel like nobody else is there for us, we must be there for ourselves.
Generally, I don’t rely on self-compassion. But there have been situations in my life where I had to be there for myself. And because I was going through something alone, I genuinely felt compassionate for myself, which made me feel supported by my own eternal spirit.