Self-compassion and resistance

camellia

"We tend to believe that we welcome compassion; that the world could never have enough.  At the same time, we often resist compassion,..."She was my first introduction to these thoughts on our resistance to compassion.  I have to admit that every time I read the words of this early review of my most recent book, My Own Worst Enemy, I still flinch. “Out of everything that I disagreed with the most in this book I can't complete this review without stating that adultery is NEVER okay. Yo … [Read more...]

Self-compassion

Aussie rose

 "How can I learn to forgive myself?  should I?" The more I live, the more I discover the importance of self-compassion.  I have been pondering this for the last year or so, and for me, it’s an ever-expanding field of inquiry.  There is a lot out there in the world of research as well as from the perspective of other faith traditions like Buddhism.  But what does the Christian faith have to say on this topic?  The journey has sparked several questions for me:If the Bible says tha … [Read more...]


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