Self-kindness is one of the hardest
characteristics to cultivate. Guilt and
shame are some of the feelings along
with other harsh, judgmental emotions
that keep us from achieving a kindness
toward ourselves. However, most of us
today are suffering from the stress that
chaos and uncertainty can bring, learning
to use self-kindness will help reduce this
How do we release this harsh criticism of
self and allow the lightness of a generous,
considerate mindset into our hearts and minds?
Start by choosing to live here and now,
not in the past, and fill the present moments
with how you wish to feel and live life. Next,
provide yourself the patience, acceptance,
generate feelings of care and comfort toward
oneself. Lovingly and compassionately
release yourself from the bondage of lower
emotions toward self and step into love and
kindness for yourself in the present moment.
Click here for a guided reflective exercise to assist
in cultivating love and compassion for yourself.