20 Quotes to Inspire Self-compassion

Do you need some inspiration for self-compassion? Maybe the following 20 quotes to inspire self-compassion can support you in that process! In-joy, Jane xx

  1. “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ Buddha
  2. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ~ Jack Kornfield
  3. “Lack of forgiveness causes almost all of our self-sabotaging behavior.” ~ Mark Victor Hansen
  4. “If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.” ~ Dalai Lama
  5. “Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship to myself.” ~ Nathaniel Brand
  6. “The fact is that when you make the other suffer, he will try to find relief by making you suffer more. The result is an escalation of suffering on both sides.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
  7. “A second quality of mature spirituality is kindness. It is based on a fundamental notion of self-acceptance….” ~ Jack Kornfield
  8. “The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding yourself into the personality you want to be. Learn to love yourself, be gentle with yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.” ~ Wilfred Peterson
  9. “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” ~ Joseph Campbell
  10. “When you are compassionate with yourself, you trust in your soul, which you let guide your life. Your soul knows the geography of your destiny better than you do.” ~ John O’Donohue
  11. “There is only one success – to spend your life in your own way.” ~ Christopher Morley
  12. “It’s not your job to like me – it’s mine.” ~ Byron Katie
  13. “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” ~ E. E. Cummings
  14. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  15. “If a man does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him keep step to the music which he hears, however measured or however far away.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  16. “Accept everything about yourself – I mean everything. You are you and that is the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets.” ~ Clark Moustakas
  17. “I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.” ~ Dr. Kristin Neff
  18. “The degree to which you love yourself will determine your ability to love the other person, who will be reflecting back to you many of your own personality traits and qualities.” ~ Sanaya Roman
  19. “Love brings you face to face with your self. It’s impossible to love another if you cannot love yourself.” ~ John Pierrakos
  20. “Loving Yourself is Healing the World!” ~ Jaymie Gerard

 

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33 Comments

  • Jane

    Reply Reply January 5, 2016

    Thanks so much for sharing these quotes. Appreciate it! Have a great day and Be Kind, Be Courageous and Be You! Jane xx

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