Compassion (for others and ourselves!) Is More Than Kindness
Kristin Neff is a self-compassion researcher, author, and Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. In this video she suggests that compassion for others and compassion for ourselves are the same. Each rest on a recognition of our common humanity and a sense of how we all go through suffering.
For reflection alone or together:
What do you notice about how you treat yourself when you are suffering?
What are your biggest objections to giving yourself some compassion?