gentleness is more helpful than anger

“According to psychologist Kristin Neff, self-compassion has three main components. The first is self-kindness, which means cutting ourselves some slack when we fall short of our own expectations. Rather than berating ourselves, we acknowledge that imperfection, failure, and painful difficulties are inevitable in life. Self-compassionate people understand that gentleness is more helpful than anger when we cannot meet our own ideals.”

Sharon Salzberg. “Love Your Enemies.” Hay House, 2013-09-11.

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