“Compassion for myself is the most powerful healer of them all.”
Theodore Isaac Rubin
We are in a time of transition. I believe it can be a positive transition and I believe we will be in a better place when we arrive at the other side of this trying time. But some of us might need some help to bridge this transition. Compassion can help when fears are high and anxiety runs wild.
Can you maybe find one aspect or one area of your life that you can feel compassion for yourself? Perhaps you are having more anxiety than normal right now. Can you talk to yourself with compassion and reassure the vulnerable you that things will be okay?
Having compassion for yourself, especially at this time, is hugely powerful. Even if you can only muster up a small amount, it will do great amounts of good.
Talk to Your Inner Child
Sometimes it is helpful to talk to yourself as though you are 5 or 10 years old. For example you could say something like “Suzy, I know you are scared, but I am here looking out for you and we will get through this.” Or “Joe, we’ve been through a lot but we have always survived and become better because of it, and this is no different. I’ve got your back Buddy”.
Remember to have compassion for yourself and even if you think this exercise is goofy, just try it. I promise it will make you smile and help you. 🙂
I am sending Love and Compassion to all of you who are reading this right now. And I am also thinking of doing some Zoom Video Sessions to help people with using this transition time to actually find JOY in their life and to lighten their loads when it comes to fear and anxiety. I will keep everyone posted on those, but in the meantime more compassion is in order! 🙂