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Mindfulness And Self-Compassion Quotes About Self-Love

Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.
Christopher Germer

You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.
Brené Brown

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Oscar Wilde

Self-love is not selfish; you cannot truly love another until you know how to love yourself.

Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.
Wilfred Peterson

Self-love is the source of all our other loves.
Pierre Corneille

Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.
Parker Palmer

You are enough just as you are.
Meghan Markle

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Lucille Ball

Mindfulness And Self-Compassion Quotes About Acceptance

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
Carl Rogers

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Carl Jung

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
Alan Watts

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.
Thich Nhat Hanh

The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is. Self-knowledge has no end.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Nelson Mandela

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The only journey is the one within.
Rainer Maria Rilke

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mindfulness And Self-Compassion Quotes About Forgiveness

Forgiveness is not a one-time thing that happened the day you received God's mercy and grace. It must be practiced daily.
Joyce Meyer

Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
Marianne Williamson

Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Mark Twain

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
Hannah Arendt

Forgiveness is the final form of love.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
George MacDonald

Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi

Forgiveness is a way of opening up the doors again and moving forward, whether it's a personal life or a national life.
Hillary Clinton

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.
Suzanne Somers

Mindfulness And Self-Compassion Quotes About Non-Judgment

The more we practice mindfulness, the more we can see the richness of non-judgmental awareness.
Sharon Salzberg

Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).
James Baraz

Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment.
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn't more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.
Sylvia Boorstein

Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now.
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness is the miracle by which we master and restore ourselves.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity.
Deepak Chopra

The more we practice non-judgmental observation, the more we see things as they are, rather than as we are.
Christina Feldman

Mindfulness And Self-Compassion Quotes About Self-Awareness

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.
Carl Jung

Self-awareness is the first step in creating what you want and mastering your life.
Robin Sharma

The better you know yourself, the better your relationship with the rest of the world.
Toni Collette

The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
Carl Jung

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
Michel de Montaigne

The more you understand yourself, the more silence there is, the healthier you are.
Maxime Lagacé

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
Nathaniel Branden

Self-awareness is not self-centeredness, and spirituality is not narcissism. 'Know thyself' is not a narcissistic pursuit.
Marianne Williamson

Mindfulness And Self-Compassion Quotes About Empathy

Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of you're not alone.
Brene Brown

Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.
Mohsin Hamid

Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It's the impetus for creating change.
Max Carver

Empathy is the ability to step outside of your own bubble and into the bubbles of other people.
C. JoyBell C.

Empathy is the key to conflict resolution, because once you see and understand another person's point of view, you can't help but find a way to resolve the conflict.
Richard Branson

Empathy is the antidote to shame. If you put shame in a Petri dish, it needs three things to grow exponentially: secrecy, silence, and judgment. If you put the same amount of shame in a Petri dish and douse it with empathy, it can't survive.
Brene Brown

Empathy is like giving someone a psychological hug.
Lawrence J. Bookbinder

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

Empathy is the capacity to think and feel oneself into the inner life of another person.
Heinz Kohut

Empathy is the bridge that connects us to other people, and it's what makes us feel human.

Mindfulness And Self-Compassion Quotes About Self-Acceptance

You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.
Amy Bloom

Self-acceptance is embracing yourself as you are right now.
Tara Brach

Self-compassion is not a way of judging ourselves positively. It is a way of relating to ourselves kindly.
Kristin Neff

When you accept yourself, the whole world accepts you.
Lao Tzu

Self-acceptance is a powerful tool for personal transformation. By embracing who you are, you can become who you want to be.
Richard Carlson

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship to myself.
Nathaniel Branden

Mindfulness And Self-Compassion Quotes About Self-Care

Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.
Eleanor Brown

Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.
Deborah Day

Self-care is how you take your power back.
Lalah Delia

Self-care is not a waste of time. Self-care makes your use of time more sustainable.
Jackie Viramontez

Self-compassion is the ultimate act of self-love.
Caroline Jordan

Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what's left of you.
Katie Reed

Self-compassion is a powerful way to achieve a healthier self-image, reduce anxiety and depression, and enhance resilience.
Amy Saltzman

Self-care is not about self-indulgence, it's about self-preservation.
Audre Lorde

Mindfulness And Self-Compassion Quotes About Self-Improvement

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
Steve Jobs

The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.
Steve Maraboli

Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.
Pema Chödrön

You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
C.S. Lewis

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C.S. Lewis

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt

Mindfulness And Self-Compassion Quotes About Kindness

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.
Wendy Mass

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Mark Twain

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
Amelia Earhart

The greatest gift you can give someone is your kindness and attention.
Debasish Mridha

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
Robert Green Ingersoll

Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life.

Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.
Paramahansa Yogananda

The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Mahatma Gandhi

Kindness is the foundation of a meaningful life.
Dalai Lama XIV

Mindfulness And Self-Compassion Quotes About Gratitude

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Melody Beattie

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melody Beattie

Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.
Amy Collette

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.
Zig Ziglar

Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.
Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
Henry Ward Beecher

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
Henry Van Dyke

Gratitude is a powerful antidote to stress. It invites us to shift our focus from what we lack to the abundance that is already present.
M.J. Ryan

Gratitude is not only when things are good. It’s a practice of noticing the good in the midst of challenges.
Arianna Huffington

Mindfulness And Self-Compassion Quotes About Letting Go

Letting go doesn't mean that you don't care about someone anymore. It's just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.
Deborah Reber

The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.
Steve Maraboli

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.
Steve Maraboli

The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.
Steve Maraboli

Letting go is the willingness to change your beliefs in order to bring more peace and joy into your life instead of holding onto beliefs that bring pain and suffering.
Hal Tipper

The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.
Alyson Noel

Mindfulness And Self-Compassion Quotes About Self-Compassion

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
Jack Kornfield

Self-compassion is the radical act of treating ourselves with the kindness, respect, and gentleness that we would offer to those we most love.
Kristin Neff

Self-compassion is a way of relating to the ever-changing landscape of who we are with kindness and acceptance—especially when we fail or feel inadequate.
Sharon Salzberg

Self-compassion is not a one-time achievement, but a lifelong journey.
Kristin Neff

Self-compassion is the ultimate act of self-care.

Self-compassion is not self-indulgence, it is self-respect.

Self-compassion is the key to a happy and fulfilling life.

Self-compassion is the foundation for all personal growth.

Self-compassion is the practice of meeting ourselves in the present moment with the same kindness, concern, and understanding that we would offer to a good friend.
Kristin Neff

Mindfulness And Self-Compassion Quotes About Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.
Jon Kabat-Zinn

The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it.
Sharon Salzberg

Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.
Sylvia Boorstein

Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing. It’s being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity. Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy, and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we’re hurting. Mindfulness and self-compassion are simple practices that can have a profound effect on how we handle difficult emotions.
Kristin Neff

Mindfulness And Self-Compassion Quotes About Inner Peace

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
William James

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.
Amit Ray

The quieter you become, the more you can hear.
Ram Dass

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Deepak Chopra

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.
Steve Jobs

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