Saturday, March 21, 2015

Quote of the Day

If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive.  Self-compassion is also critically important, but because shame is a social concept -- it happens between people -- it also heals best between people.  A social wound needs a social balm, and empathy is that balm.  Self-compassion is key because when we're able to be gentle with ourselves in the midst of shame, we're more likely to reach out, connect, and experience empathy.

-- Brene Brown, Daring Greatly, p. 75

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