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Don’t Be Cruel to Yourself: Embracing Self-Kindness

In the journey of life, we often find ourselves navigating through a labyrinth of expectations, challenges, and uncertainties. Amidst this tumultuous terrain, we encounter a relentless companion: our inner critic. This voice, often fueled by self-doubt and comparison, can be incredibly harsh, constantly reminding us of our flaws, failures, and inadequacies. Yet, in our quest for growth and fulfillment, it's essential to recognize the profound importance of extending kindness and compassion to ourselves. In this short writing, we dig into the significance of self-compassion and the transformative power it holds in fostering resilience, well-being, and personal growth.   At the heart of self-compassion lies the recognition of our shared humanity. We are not immune to imperfections, setbacks, or moments of vulnerability. Rather than berating ourselves for our perceived shortcomings, self-compassion invites us to embrace our humanity with empathy and understanding. It acknowledges

This is not my lines.

This is not my lines, not my words, but I completely agree with these ones.

"Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kissing you or smiling at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like '' Maybe we should be just friends '' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-
apart pain. I hate love.”

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