Thursday, December 19, 2013


reverb 13 - day 19

The Buddha said, “You, yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

In the past year, I have been on a mission to understand and practice self-compassion, which is sometimes defined as "extending compassion to one's self in instances of perceived inadequacy, failure, or general suffering," and what I have learned has made me realize that this practice is at the heart of everything. 

How will you practice self-compassion?

I intend to practice self compassion with some of the things I have already mentioned:
- Looking after my mind
- Looking after my body
- Forgiving myself
- Perhaps a retreat
- Just taking time to do what makes me happy.

Take time quotes light sun happy time paint soul


  1. Forgiving oneself is so key.....along with embracing the imperfect, in our art and in our lives. The more we can do that, the more we can pass that onto our children. Art makes me happy too, so I try to make time for that. Thanks for posting. Following you now. Hope you'll come by and check out my blog too.
    Coleen, an American in Ukraine

  2. That sounds beautiful, Mel. I also hope that self-compassion will be there for you if you don't manage to achieve all of these things. xx