Self-compassion is extending compassion to oneself in instances of perceived inadequacy, failure, or general suffering. Kristin Neff has defined self-compassion as being composed of three main elements – self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness.
Real personal power is generated from within. You can be promoted, elected, or nominated to a position of power. But no one can gift your personal power. Learning how to own your power will carry you forward with success in work, love, and life.
There are situations outside our control such as flash floods, the money pox outbreak, and political unrest. The concept of owning your power may sound like a difficult mountain to climb. However, awareness of an unhealthy pattern is the first step to change.
Happiness is an inside job. In this life, you are responsible for identifying what you need to feel loved, safe, and appreciated. When you stop relying on other people and situations outside your control, you are free to soar.
Too often we look to family, friends, and co-workers to fill us up and make us feel loved. We look outside ourselves for validation that we matter. The path to self-love begins with creating internal boundaries that give us space to be our own best friend, lover, and hero.