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Self-Compassion

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Christina & Darrin
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Do you sometimes feel like your mind is spinning out of control? Are you constantly rehashing a negative experience from your past? Or rehearsing what you want to say to someone who has upset you? In moments like these, our thought patterns are actually contributing to our suffering – not alleviating it. And the best way to shift those patterns is to move into deep, wholehearted compassion for yourself. A mind entangled with difficult thoughts is so worthy of your own compassion and love.
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40 reflections
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Anthony
Truely amazing meditation has helped me
If you're new here, make it habit to meditate, not only does it make you a happier person, it also helps you control all your emotions and thoughts in a positive way. I think everyone should learn and practice meditation, it's truely an experience of peace, love, and acceptance.
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Libbi
Self Compassion
This is exactly what I needed for me. Unneeded to repeat that I am well and happy and that I wish good things for myself. I was anxious and this actually helped start my day.
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Nichole
Wishing well
I needed to repeat the mantras of wishing myself wellness and happiness and freedom tonight, the eve of a major surgery for me. This helped soothe me and lighten my heart.
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Aaron
Letting go
Letting go of what was giving me anxiety and just concentrate on myself and being my best self
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Natalie
May I be well
I don’t know that I’ve ever wished wellness, freeness, and happiness for myself the way I did during this session. It felt good to wish for freeness from challenging emotions for myself and focus on being here in the present moment.
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Harvey
Self compassion
This is a very difficult lesson for me , I am not a selfless person therefore concentrating on myself above others has always been a source of difficulty for me.... but I do continue to improve
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Cecilia
Treating myself how I treat others
I always seem to put everyone's wellbeing before mine. I have never taken the time to wish the same hapiness, wellness and freeness for my self that I do for others. It was definitely enlightening.
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Susie
Self-compassion
It is difficult to be compassionate with yourself especially when you are dealing with chronic pain. Thank you for reminding me to be gentle with myself and to remain hopeful.🙏🏻
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Steve
Self compassion
I can be kind to myself and deserve being calm in my daily activities.
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James
Hands
I learned that when I place my hands when my eyes are closed, can make a big difference. Especially if I've not been instructed on where to place them from it from the beginning. I prefer my heart, my stomach, or sometimes my head. My favorite is probably making a crossover my heart with my hands and arms.
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Dan
Joy
I learned that joy compassion wellbeing are so natural when meditating and it is easy to be...
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Don
Use this meditation if you’re blue!
I’m just getting to know that I am my own best friend and no can take care of me better than me
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Everett
Church?
Let me get this over with let me in and give in the letting of others, even me in
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Alyssa
12/11/17
I learned that I can have strong wishes for myself to feel happy and free, and that it’s not a bad thing.
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Tammy
Self compassion
Thank you for giving us permission to wish ourselves well. I love doing practices with positive affirmations. This starts my day on such a positive note. I just want to share all these same positive feelings with others!
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Mia
From fear to love
I am letting go fear as the hidden trigger of my actions. Love for myself involves movement, written words, play, being with others. Will I give myself more of all that, each day? Will I feed my inner fire, as ancient Greek women did with fire at home?
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Liz
There is a connection
Between others and myself. We all have worth. I forget this and it scares me to forget. I'd like to reinforce this truth more through meditation.
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Reinvention in the New Year
I have sought to change and reinvent my thought patterns and habits for many months. And while I am progressing, I hope 2018 proves to be the year I am released at last. I hope for newfound solidarity and resilience.
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Clare
May I Be well
Having self compassion and saying to myself “may I Be well and free from these difficult feelings” has made a start in releasing them today after being triggered by some post from my mum
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Danni
Compassion
I’m so gentle and thoughtful towards others. I’m delicate and kind to them. I worry for and about their wellbeing. I spend so much time on others that I fail to extend the same level of consideration to myself.
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Sophie
Focusing on myself
I need to take more time to focus on myself instead of worrying about things and people around me all the time.
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Paula
Compassion
Thank you. This is what I needed while I weather the flu & feel so crappy & pissy with everything. This helped a bit. Thanks.
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Jody
Focused mornings
Taking a short meditative moment in the morning can truly help me stay focused.
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Kyleigh
Suffering
This is the best and most relatable listening I’ve heard so far. I’m suffering depression and this meant so much to me.
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Katrina
Suffering
I usually use “you” when I talk to myself in my head but repeating “I” when talking to myself internally is so helpful. I learned I don’t have compassion for myself and I need to develop it, I’m always more worried about others happiness even at my own expense.
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Suraya
Trust
I learned that trust is patience and compassion, empathy for others and hearing and seeing the other as mutch as yourself.
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Violet
Self affirmation
Important and necessary for a good life Peaceful Breathtaking
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Rebecca
Be good to yourself
I noticed that I am always helping other people to the point of it being detrimental to my well-being. It’s exhausting. This helped me to reclaim myself and show myself love again which is really needed these days.
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Chris
Self-compassion
I really didn’t feel much affect but i did feel all the feelings that i was told
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Brandon
Calmer
I finally was able to feel a moment of calmness. I feel slightly more peaceful than before.
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Gaspar
Stressed
I finally was able to have a moment of calmest in my day, its so beautiful have a moment like this before work, you go to work and you are in calm with yourself.
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Julia
Finals
Did this before finals for school and it calmed me so i don't feel stressed anymore about it.
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Micaela
Wishing well
It is ok to wish for oneself the good that you wish for others.
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Sorrel
Love
I learned it's always alright to make mistakes in life as long as you fix them carefully
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Katie
Wish this one was longer.
This helped with me feeling a little overwhelmed. Just taking a few minutes to breathe and recollect my thoughts really makes a difference in my day.
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Ida
May I be free!
May I be free from any challenging emotions I’m going through. May everyone be free and happy. Enjoy the life, and take some cleansing deep breaths! 🙏🌸
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Matthew
Wish I'd had a better day
Squeezed in this quick late evening Aura lesson tonight, wishing I’d had a better/more productive day today! Tomorrow will be a useful day for sure!
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Bryan
I wish I could help those I love
There nothing to be learned here this time, I feel hopeless and lost I can’t even help my mother who I could see struggling with depression. I try reaching out to her but I feel she is too far gone to the sea of depression. I will keep trying but I don’t know when or if I should give up and save myself.
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Bridget
Helped calm
I feel better about what is stressing me. I can control only what I have control over, I do not have to conform to others' wishes for my life.
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Amanda
Compassion
I always felt my compassion was only good for others. It never occurred to me to have compassion for myself. Now that I know I can and should show myself compassion, I feel liberated and so much more self-love.