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... and are able to feel compassion for ourselves.

I think self-compassion is something that many of us have struggled with at some time. I certainly did. We can be so bent under the burden of worry, stress, guilt, bewilderment, etc that we don't have space or energy left to offer ourselves some much-needed compassion.


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I think the part that hit home for me is "equals." When I am able to stop seeing my son as someone who needs "fixing" and concentrate on "fixing" myself, I am able to let go of all of the negative emotions that go along with him not cooperating with my so-called brilliant plans. The more negative emotions I can let go, the more I am able to see that underneath it all is compassion.