I was talking with a friend about decisions and self-compassion. I told him that I may regret times I’ve been unkind to others, but I never regret decisions I’ve made. This is rooted in compassion for who I was yesterday, who I am today and who I will be tomorrow. I may not understand some of the choices I’ve made in the past, but I have to trust who I was in that moment and have compassion for her point of view. Likewise, I have to trust and have compassion for who I will be in the future. She will be contending with the decisions I make today, and I choose to believe in her wisdom.
Do you find it easy to have compassion for yourself? Which version of yourself are you the hardest on- your past, current or future self?