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Self-Compassion for Chronic Pain

May 2, 2015 | 3 Comments

Self-Compassion For Chronic Pain by soangiewrites

Chronic pain has a way of wearing people down. As I spend time with my heating pad and pain pills, it is hard to not let shame envelope me. I want to feel kindly toward my body, and stop resenting it.

Self-care means going through the motions, no matter the feelings. To view love as a verb, rather than just an emotion, brings healing within reach.

I can take care of a body I feel limited by. I can use my heating pad, rest, and use medications.

I can make doctor and therapy appointments, and I can ask for help.

I can give myself a hug, and admit this is really hard. I can breathe and cry.

I can talk to myself the way I do to those I love.

Self-compassion is a practice, and there is no better time to try it out than when stuck on a couch when I’d rather be on a trail. So practice, I will.

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  1. Once again, your words hit me right between the eyes. So, I will try your prescription as I lay in my chair with 70 degree sunshine and no garden, right outside my window. May we both soon feel better as we toast self-compassion and love. xoxo

    • Angie

      It’s incredibly frustrating to want to do things so badly, and to be inhibited by our bitter bones! Dammit! So hard. So hard. Let’s just admit that it’s so hard, unfair, and shame-inducing. That’s the first step- making it real, so that we can heal. I love you.

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