You can’t avoid pain in life.
But do you necessarily have to suffer because of that pain?
Be self-compassionate now.
Do you have to wait until circumstances are right?
Is it not precisely when you’ve fallen on hard times and things are looking their worst that self-compassion is most available?
Don’t you want to carry your difficult emotions to a better place?
Where you can hold them, accept them, and be compassionate toward yourself when you feel them.
Are you not tired of letting your difficult emotions carry you away?