Many of us are able to extend compassion toward others, yet struggle when it comes to extending it to ourselves.
Imagine that a good friend came to you and shared their struggles. They just got the news that one of their close family members is ill, and at the same time, they’re working through marital issues with their spouse. They’re also overworked in their job and can’t seem to find a moment to themselves. Today, when they met you, they were late and forgot to bring their wallet. They apologized profusely and started to beat themselves up, calling themselves useless, a terrible adult. How would you respond? Chances are, it won’t be that difficult for you to extend some compassion. After all, they are going through a lot.
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