If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.— Jack Kornfield
Uplifting Compassion For Yourself quotations
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
If you don't love yourself, you cannot love others.
You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.
What are people searching for in life? God.
In the christian scriptures, it says 'Be still and know you are God.' What is this? You are peace, compassion, truth, Love, freedom. Real love- the ability to love yourself so much that you forgive everything and you are at peace with yourself like a mother loves a child, not trying to be someone.
Self-care is never a selfish act - it is only good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others.
Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
You can't eat beauty, it doesn't sustain you.
What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion, for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty inflamed the heart and merchants the soul.
Always take the time to show compassion for those less fortunate, and there are many. Take the time to help a young child cross the street, or to carry a bag of groceries for an elderly lady. And every now and then, look up into that big, beautiful, blue sky and admit that there are things in this world more wondrous that yourself.
If you want to do your best for future generations of humanity, for your friends and family, you must begin by taking good care of yourself.
So many of us start along the spiritual path because we are suffering.
But you must realize that for real healing to occur, there must first be deep compassion for yourself, especially the parts of yourself you dislike or consider ugly.
Have respect for yourself, and patience and compassion. With these, you can handle anything.
What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion: for yourself and for those around you.
Ease up on yourselves. Have some compassion for yourself as well as for others. There's no such thing as perfection, and life is not a race.
Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.
Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.
When you have learned compassion for yourself, compassion for others is automatic.
I came upon a doctor who appeared in quite poor health.
I said, 'There's nothing that I can do for you that you can't do for yourself.' He said, 'Oh yes you can. Just hold my hand. I think that that would help.' So I sat with him a while then I asked him how he felt. He said, 'I think I'm cured.'
You can’t eat beauty. It doesn’t feed you.
To pine for an alternative past is a waste of energy.
In the pristine world of your infinite spiritual self, there is no sin or negative energy. There is only compassion, learning, and unconditional love and forgiveness. Remind yourself and those around you of this fact. In the light of God, everything is healed and seen to be perfect.
If you're tired and pooped out all the time, do you have love and compassion in your heart for your fellow man? You don't even like yourself!
No matter what you’re feeling, the only way to get a difficult feeling to go away is simply to love yourself for it. If you think you’re stupid, then love yourself for feeling that way. It’s a paradox, but it works. To heal, you must be the first one to shine the light of compassion on any areas within you that you feel are unacceptable.
I probably suffered from ADHD, but they weren't so quick to diagnose it back then. For PE, they'd drop you in the woods with a compass and a pack of matches. It gave you confidence that you could rely on yourself.
Healing invokes the power of compassion, both for yourself and for others.
.. At this point, the healed may become a healer.
Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. Don't be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish.
One of the greatest things you can learn in life is to be compassionate, and true compassion includes compassion for yourself.
Pause and remember - Stop mentally abusing yourself.
Stop agonizing over your past mistakes and worrying about the future. Life is hard enough without the added fear, panic and anxiety. Your soul is crying out for love and encouragement. Take a moment to breathe deep, get present and find some compassion for yourself. Then, go out and treat yourself right; pamper yourself and take care of your needs. You are worth it!
Ask yourself if these Democrats still speak for you.
When they say we have a duty to grow government even when we can't afford it, does it sound like compassion to you - or recklessness?
Not caring how you look is but a brief step away from not caring what you do or how you treat people. And surely, if you treat yourself with contempt, you're going to have little thought, care or compassion for anyone else.
Acknowledgement: Understanding and compassion for others and their suffering is the next step. Put yourself in the shoes of people who don't have the luxury of being wasteful.
It's easy enough to predict that there will be conflict, but you place yourself in a maelstrom when you offer a view about the conflict, and I don't have an investment in one side or the other; I feel compassion for both sides. I've spent a fair amount of time in Gaza and Israel, done a lot of reporting and lived over there, and the tragedy is sometimes overwhelming. At the same time, America does have an investment in what happens.
You can feel compassion for others without feeling victimized yourself.
So if you have over-indulged during the holidays, for example, please don't beat yourself up, but rather have compassion and forgiveness and perhaps, even try the Ho'oponono technique.
Desire happiness, aspire to gratitude, long for health, crave compassion, seek satisfaction, lust after God, however & whatever you perceive God to be, want to love yourself, others & everything around you more and more each day
Change that does not lead to liberation from fear, greed and delusion is not wholesome. Furthermore, any change that does not yield more compassion and loving-kindness for yourself and others is a waste of precious life energy.