Accepting Ourselves Mindfully, as expressed by Zindel Segal

MAKING FRIENDS WITH OUR ATTENTION: a lesson in self-acceptance, mindfulness and kindness

Making friends
with our attention—
not beating it
(and ourselves)
up
when it drifts from its intended focus—
helps teach us how to deal with
other deviations from perfection
in ourselves and others.
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When we're berating ourselves for
falling short
of our own
expectations,
mindfulness practice teaches us
to bring the same type of
gentle awareness
to these self-denigrating
thoughts
and feelings

in our everyday lives.
 Zindel Segal, PhD, in Psychotherapy Networker, Jan/Feb 2008

 

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