Self-Compassion: The Science and Wisdom of Being Kind to Yourself
“Our task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi
Most of us know the commandment: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Jesus is undoubtedly teaching his followers to love others well.
But there’s a hidden nugget in there that’s easy to miss: Jesus is also saying you need to love yourself well in order to love others well.
Self-compassion isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity for living and loving well. And it ripples out for the benefit of you and those around you.
Modern research has revealed that people who practice self-compassion experience:
• Greater happiness
• More motivation
• More satisfying relationships
• Less anxiety and depression
• Better physical health
Want to learn more? Join us for a 1/2 day workshop and ask the questions: What barriers have I built against loving myself well? How can I cultivate a more conscious, compassionate relationship with myself?
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This course is offered for free to all Good Shepherd Lutheran Church community members!