Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Self Care is Also Compassion

I can’t say I always understand her but I do love and admire and seek after the mystic, poet, theologian, teacher, Simone Weil. A quote of hers that always helps me—when I remember it --is this:

“Compassion directed to oneself is humility.”

Isn’t that a surprise? But then when you pause, of course. Compassion directed to oneself is humility. A prescription for caregivers. Too saintly caring for others? That’s not humility. Compassion directed to oneself.

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