Self Compassion

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Self Compassion

Post by reboot on Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:44 pm

A social worker friend passed this on.

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Re: Self Compassion

Post by Hirundo Bos on Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:40 pm

Makes me wonder how self-compassion relates to self-liking. I'd think that they are not the same, but that they feed into one another... compassion towards oneself would make one's qualities more visible, one's flaws more acceptable. Caring for oneself would result in a mood where liking things in general comes easier. And liking oneself... would in turn improve compassion? Or have I got compassion wrong, maybe it's not so dependent on liking after all? Maybe it is possible for someone to show compassion towards themselves even when they don't feel like they deserve it?


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Re: Self Compassion

Post by reboot on Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:22 pm

I think compassion is separate from liking, in that you can feel compassion towards someone you do not necessarily know or like. Compassion's synonyms are mercy, clemency, tenderness, which indicates more forgiveness than liking. I think it is why you can feel compassion for strangers but not liking.
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