We often speak of practicing kindness with everyone you meet, and we have quoted the Dalai Lama's "be kind whenever possible, it is always possible!" We think that we should also apply this message to ourselves, to be kind to ourselves as well.
We liked these Thich Nhat Hanh's quotes on the subject:
"Do not judge yourself harshly as a failure. Just start again. Every day is an opportunity for a new beginning you can begin anew every moment."
"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself."
"Until we are able to love and take care of ourselves, we cannot be of much help to others.”
And we say, "be kind to yourself whenever possible! It all begins with you.You are the source of kindness."