Mindfulness Practice: Self-Compassion Meditation

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“Living with your Heart Wide Open”
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“This practice builds on the mindful self-inquiry practice you learned in chapter 4, which helps you to turn toward even painful feelings with an open heart, and to welcome them rather than flee from them.
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Self-compassion allows you to be with and care for your own woundedness and pain and live with your heart wide open.
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The moment you embrace the disowned and wounded parts of yourself, the husks of your old ­narrative-based self can fall away.
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All of us sometimes act unskillfully and make poor choices that hurt others, and we are all sometimes hurt by the actions of others.
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Rather than pushing thoughts and feelings about these things away, and rather than trying to correct anything or anyone, simply be with the thoughts and feelings that come up for you with curiosity and awareness.
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As you practice self-compassion meditation, the intention is to be open to all of your thoughts, emotions, and sensations, to let all the streams of perception flow through you unfettered.
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It’s a practice of being with yourself just as you are.”
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4 responses to this post.

  1. I often make too little effort to not hurt myself while I make too much to effort to not hurt others. I am reaching a harmonious center where my skillful actions benefit all, including me.
    As far as accepting myself exactly as I am, I think this is me seeing that I will not cause others or myself harm by being myself, and that accepting me completely does not cage me in my current state and prevent me from improving the lives of myself and others.
    Thank you, blogger.

  2. Thank you for sharing your experience.

  3. Thank you for sharing your gratitude.

  4. We are on this journey together not in competition

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