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Mindful : February 2019
Many people fear self-compassion is really just a form of self-pity. In fact, self-compassion is an antidote to self- pity. While self-pity says “poor me,” self-compassion recognizes that life is hard for everyone. Research shows that self-compassionate people are more likely to engage in perspective taking, rather than focusing on their own dis- tress. They are also less likely to ruminate on how bad things are, which is one of the reasons self-compassionate people have better mental health. Given that mindfulness is a core com- ponent of self-compassion, it’s worth asking, “How do mindfulness and self- compassion relate to one another?” • Mindfulness focuses primarily on acceptance of experience itself. Self-compassion focuses more on caring for the experiencer. • Mindfulness asks, “ What am I expe- riencing right now?” Self-compassion asks, “ What do I need right now?” • Mindfulness says, “Feel your suf- fering with spacious awareness.” Self-compassion says, “Be kind to yourself when you suffer.” Mindfulness and self-compassion both allow us to live with less resistance toward ourselves and our lives. If we can fully accept that things are painful, and be kind to ourselves because they’re painful, we can be with the pain with greater ease. Can You Be Too Self-Compassionate? Mindfulness or Self-Compassion? Actually, Both FAQ PHOTOGRAPHBYCAROLYNLAGATTUTA/STOCKSY 44 mindful February 2019