Have empathy for yourself.
Empathy’s a tender message. We give one another when we care enough to give someone our full attention.
Don’t you want to give yourself a gift of the same warmhearted attention? In those moments when you’re squirming in emotional discomforts?
After all, behind emotional discomforts are sensitized feelings that need care and compassion.
- Deep beneath unlovability and deprivation lies a pool of profound sadness.
- Beneath mistrust and subjugation is a smoldering anger. Beneath vulnerability, social exclusion, and abandonment lurk fear.
- An anxious self-doubt drives perfectionism and failure alike. And at the core of entitlement very often lies shame.
Won’t it be good if you can turn your attention inward?
With a warm sensitivity to ask yourself, “What do you need right now?”