Compassion is a beautiful word. It is a form of love. Love in action.
It is our ability to show love through caring, supporting, and being there for others, especially when they are in a tough place. It is kindness, in all its glory.
Compassion is reaching out to those who need love. Who are in pain. Who are suffering. Who are feeling alone. It is giving friendship and concern – wrapped up in gentleness. It is offering empathy and giving a voice to those who cannot express their grief. Compassion is soft, considerate, tender and radiates warmth.
I am going to begin by asking you, do you think you are able to look at yourself through compassionate eyes?
Are you able to treat yourself with compassion when life gets hard – when you are alone and struggling?
These are rhetorical questions because you only need to share the answer with yourself. But these are important questions, because many of us are much better at offering and giving compassion to others, and not so much for ourselves.
Compassion is also a form of self-love. I have decided that some of the most beautiful souls who walk the earth, often struggle with self-love, because they have (wrongly) learned their “value” from others.
The truth is – we are full of love. It enables us to give, and we are also meant to receive it. Compassion – the outward giving of love and kindness when someone is in a dark space, is truly a beautiful thing.
If you struggle with showing compassion towards yourself.
If you have a huge capacity to be there for others and yet, in return, receive a lack of appreciation no matter how many times you have been there:
This post is for you.
This is the day you are going to learn how to give yourself the compassion and support that you can so readily give to others.
There’s a list here, so print it out and stick it on your wall if this is something you need to practice.
Screenshot it and read it daily. And watch as your life slowly transforms.