Compassion towards ourself today

raking the soilIt takes a great person to creatively inhabit her own mind and not turn her mind into a destructive force that can ransack her life. [Even some] lovely people feel that their real identity is working on themselves, and some work on themselves with such harshness. Like a demented gardener who won’t let the soil settle for anything to grow, they keep raking, tearing away the nurturing clay from their own heart, then they’re surprised that they feel so empty and vacant. Self-compassion is paramount. When you are compassionate with yourself, you trust in your soul, which you let guide your life. Your soul knows the geography of your destiny better than you do.

John O’Donohue

8 thoughts on “Compassion towards ourself today

  1. Excellent take, many think they are improving, the desire is a destination, a look, a feel, happiness is found in the small mundane moments.

    I love this idea. Thanks Karl

  2. Reblogged this on C PTSD – A Way Out and commented:
    Many of us think growing and healing happens with a harsh process. One that lacks self compassion, a positive self image and has goals. No goal except to be present without distraction, that is it.

  3. Beautifully put. Makes me think how we (OK, “I”) can become masters of self-masochism in an effort to move through pain and confusion towards greater peace and contentment. Reminds of how for so many years I’ve missed the point in my head-long push for personal freedom. “You’ve” been reblogged… and thank you for sharing valuable insights.

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