Self-Compassion

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” (Buddha)

Choices made

Things gone wrong

Guilt outliving the event

Inner voice persecutes

Until an understanding voice

Brings clarity

It was never your fault

You were only reacting

Like a caged bird

Forced to sing

For your life

https://onewomansquest.org/2019/05/13/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-48-compassion/

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About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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20 Responses to Self-Compassion

  1. oneletterup says:

    Oh MY! This is powerful. Sometimes choices aren’t really true choices.

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  2. sgeoil says:

    We are often harder on ourselves. It is hard to have self compassion.

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    • Olga says:

      Since retiring a few years ago, I’ve learned to be kinder to myself. You’re right about self-compassion being hard to achieve in a world that expects perfection. Thank-you for your thoughts, Heather. πŸ™‚

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  3. V.J. Knutson says:

    This is certainly the realization we hope to achieve – understanding and forgiveness. Nice!

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  4. smilecalm says:

    an insightful
    way to go πŸ™‚

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  5. Amy says:

    Beautiful post, both words and photo. Thank you so much for reminding us the self compassion.

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  6. Arati says:

    Just what I needed to read. Thank you

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  7. Very powerful and true Olga! I hope to know that one day! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  8. Beautiful but also forceful. I like this very much πŸ™‚

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