Can Being More Compassionate Toward Others Make Us More Self-Compassionate?

Posted: July 23, 2012 in Behaviour, Compassion, Consciousness, Discipleship, Ethics, Philosophy, Psychology, Society
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According to Kristin Neff, Professor of Human Development & Culture at the University of Texas at Austin: ‘People can use their skills of compassion for others to learn how to be more self-compassionate. Whenever you find yourself being very harsh with yourself, you can think of the types of warm, supportive things you’d say to a close friend in the same situation, and then say those same words to yourself. We can include ourselves in the circle of compassion, and stop acting as if others are worthy of care but we are not’.

Interesting stuff with a very practical application.  The world needs more compassionate people.  As Jesus said in Matthew 7:12 – So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets’.

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Can Being More Compassionate Toward Others Make Us More Self-Compassionate?.

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