nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,
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Self-compassion



I've been finding that self-hatred isn't just that it sounds bad ("no one talks to a friend of mine like that!"), it's actively debilitating. And yes, demands of oneself to have never made a mistake is a sort of self-hatred.

Compassion and Self-Hate is a very good book. The very short version is that self-hatred is a semi-autonomous process which can be addressed as a problem in itself, and compassion is the way out.


Link thanks to Farrell McGovern.

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