As we touched on in yesterday’s post, forgiving people who aren’t sorry is difficult. When we find ourselves in this type of circumstance, it’s important to step back and take a deeper look at the situation to gain a better understanding of what’s going on below the surface.
The next step after doing this non-judgmental thinking is to take care of ourselves. It’s important to be compassionate and kind toward ourselves. Here are a few quotes to remind us of this:
Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness. – Deborah Day
Nothing external to you has any power over you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life. – Jill Bolte Taylor
Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others. – Christopher Germer
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. – William James
When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life. – Jean Shinoda Bolen
Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is more important than the judgment we pass on ourselves. – Nathaniel Branden
Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it. – Thaddeus Golas
It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary. – Mandy Hale
Lack of forgiveness causes almost all of our self-sabotaging behavior. — Mark Victor Hansen
When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving. ~ Kim McMilllen
If one of these quotes resonated strongly with you, jot it down and keep it handy. Refer to it whenever you need a boost.
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