The Most Healing SELF COMPASSION Quotes Ever!

You all know my love for Quotes. Every month I try to collect and share with you the best ones that inspire me and ignite my soul, in the hopes that they may do the same for you.

This month I am focusing on Self Compassion as a means for personal healing. Compassion in general is such a healing force all on its own. But when you redirect that compassion to the self, the healing is exponential. For only when we are healed, can we help to heal the world around us.

So without further ado, here are some of the most healing self compassion quotes from some of my all time favorite books and authors. Read them, absorb each thought and then allow yourself to heal through these quotes.

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The Most Healing SELF COMPASSION Quotes Ever!

This is a moment of suffering. Suffering is part of life. May I be kind to myself in this moment. May I give myself the compassion I need.
~ Kristen Neff, the worlds leading researcher on compassion and author of Self Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

It is a beautiful experience being with ourselves at a level of complete acceptance. When that begins to happen, when you give up resistance and needing to be perfect, a peace will come over you as you have never known.
Ruth Fishel’s author of The Journey Within

Self-compassion is like a muscle. The more we practice flexing it, especially when life doesn’t go exactly according to plan (a frequent scenario for most of us), the stronger and more resilient our compassion muscle becomes.
Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
~ Louise Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life

Self-approval and self-acceptance in the now are the main keys to positive changes in every area of our lives.
~ Louise Hay

The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.
C. Joybell C.

There is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you! It is intricate, detailed, a painstaking labor of devotion and love! The colors are like no other, they swim and leap, they trickle and embellish! And yet you choose to fixate your eyes on the small fly which has landed on it! Why do you do such a thing?
~ C. JoyBell C.

Be nice to yourself… It’s hard to be happy when someone is mean to you all the time.
Christine Arylo, author of Madly In Love With Me

If one is cruel to himself, how can we expect him to be compassionate with others?
Hasdai ibn Shaprut

Speak to yourself with compassion on the inside and you will radiate peace on the outside.
Amy Leigh Mercree, author of The Compassion Revolution

Once we are honest about our feelings, we can invite ourselves to consider alternative modes of viewing our pain and can see that releasing our grip on anger and resentment can actually be an act of self-compassion.
Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

To be self-compassionate is not to be self-indulgent or self-centered. A major component of self-compassion is to be kind to yourself. Treat yourself with love, care, dignity and make your well-being a priority.
~ Christopher Dines

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
~ Dalai Lama

Be kind to yourself. Remember that when you abuse yourself, you will experience the anger, regret, and apathy of the bully as well as the depression, anxiety, and insecurity of the victim. Whatever you do, be kind to yourself.
~Vironika Tugaleva, author of The Art of Talking To Yourself

Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.
~ Pema Chodron, author of When Things Fall Apart

Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.
Christopher Germer, author of The Mindful Path to Self Compassion

With mindfulness, loving kindness, and self-compassion, we can begin to let go of our expectations about how life and those we love should be.
Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

When we practice self-compassion in our lives, we are compelled to be more understanding and accepting toward ourselves.
Jose Incer

Awakening self-compassion is often the greatest challenge people face on the spiritual path.
~ Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance

Compassion isn’t some kind of self-improvement project or ideal that we’re trying to live up to. Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves, all those imperfections that we don’t even want to look at.
~ Pema Chodron, author of When Things Fall Apart

It is lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others. If we make friends with ourselves, then there is no obstacle to opening our hearts and minds to others.
~ Unknown

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Dalai Lama

Self-compassion is approaching ourselves, our inner experience with spaciousness, with the quality of allowing which has a quality of gentleness. Instead of our usual tendency to want to get over something, to fix it, to make it go away, the path of compassion is totally different. Compassion allows.
~  Robert Gonzales

An important aspect of self-compassion is to be able to emphatically hold both parts of ourselves–the self that regrets a past action and the self that took the action in the first place.
~  Marshall Rosenberg, author of, Non-Violent Communication

It’s like a mother, when the baby is crying, she picks up the baby and she holds the baby tenderly in her arms. Your pain, your anxiety is your baby. You have to take care of it. You have to go back to yourself, to recognize the suffering in you, embrace the suffering, and you get a relief.
~Thich Nhat Hanh, author of You Are Here

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

For some reason, we are truly convinced that if we criticize ourselves, the criticism will lead to change. If we are harsh, we believe we will end up being kind. If we shame ourselves, we believe we end up loving ourselves. It has never been true, not for a moment, that shame leads to love. Only love leads to love.
~  Geneen Roth, author of Women, Food, and God

Go back and take care of yourself. Your body needs you, your feelings need you, your perceptions need you. Your suffering needs you to acknowledge it. Go home and be there for all these things.
~  Thich Nhat Hanh, author of  You Are Here

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
Pema Chodron, author of When Things Fall Apart

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

When you are compassionate with yourself, you trust in your soul, which you let guide your life.
~ John O’Donohue

A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.
~ Christopher Germer, author of The Mindful Path to Self Compassion

Be kinder to yourself and then let your kindness flood the world.
Pema Chodron, author of When Things Fall Apart

Our sorrows and wounds are only healed when we touch them with compassion.
~ Buddha

Talk to yourself as you would someone you love.
~ Brene Brown, author of The Gifts of Imperfection and many other must-reads

You can’t build joy on a feeling of self-loathing.
Ram Dass

Do you have a favorite self compassion quote? Did you like the ones I shared? Share your thoughts in the comments below. I would love to find new pearls of wisdom through you.

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16 thoughts on “The Most Healing SELF COMPASSION Quotes Ever!

  1. Vatsala Shukla, Karmic Ally Coaching

    I love your collection, Zeenat and am especially thrilled to see Pema Chodron’s quote in the post.

  2. Hi Zeenat ~ I like these a lot, especially Kornfield. He’s a favorite around here. I hope you don’t mind — I just posted a link to a closed group for domestic violence and sexual assault advocates. (You may just have made more than 2,000 new friends!)

  3. Elle Sommer

    Beautiful Zeenat. All of them. I couldn’t pick just one…they are all so special in their own way. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  4. This one is my fave – “With mindfulness, loving kindness, and self-compassion, we can begin to let go of our expectations about how life and those we love should be.”!

    Thanks Zeenat!!

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