Self-compassion doesn’t mean you think your problems are more important than others. It just means your problems are also important and worthy of being attended to.
Because you can be self-compassionate today.
You don’t have to wait until you are perfect until life goes exactly as you want it to.
Life seldom goes exactly as you want it to.
But who is most likely to know the full extent of the pain and fear you face, to know what you need most?
Who is the only person in your life who is available 24/7 to give you care and kindness?
Who is in the best position to know how you really feel underneath that cheerful façade?
They? Or you?
You’re not a problem to be fixed.
You’re a valuable human being worthy of care and love.
Yes, there is a lot you don’t have control over.
Your personal characteristics, your inborn personality, your body type, your health, the good or bad fortune of your circumstances.
And yes, you’re an imperfect human being.
But when faced with your human imperfection, you’ve got a choice.
You can either respond with self-kindness and self-care or with self-judgment and self-criticism.
The course helps you reexamine some little things in your life and give you a better perspective and tools to do better.