The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines self-pity as the self-indulgent dwelling on your own sorrows or misfortunes”.   Here are some of the reasons why self-pity is so destructive.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines self-pity as the self-indulgent dwelling on your own sorrows or misfortunes”. Here are some of the reasons why self-pity is so destructive.

Lovely #quote by @banksy reminding me that even though I feel like utter hell resting is the best medicine and not giving in to (too much) self pity and just quitting. Will be trying to get some food down me and some sleep once my stomach settles and then hopefully a bit of dreaming will help my body recover and readapt to NZ life

Lovely #quote by @banksy reminding me that even though I feel like utter hell resting is the best medicine and not giving in to (too much) self pity and just quitting. Will be trying to get some food down me and some sleep once my stomach settles and then hopefully a bit of dreaming will help my body recover and readapt to NZ life

“I never saw a wild thing feeling sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.”  ― D.H. Lawrence

“I never saw a wild thing feeling sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.” ― D.H. Lawrence

Why Self-Pity is Harmful and How to Let It Go

Why Self-Pity is Harmful and How to Let It Go

"Theres no magic formula for laying aside the weight of self-pity. Fighting sin is a martial art. Every response to every attack is at least slightly different. Our best defense is always to be saturated with the Bible and in particular to keep ourselves refreshed in Gods promises. But as an example heres how I recently battled self-pity:  Ask God for help (Luke 11:9). Self-pity like most sins is an expression of pride. It is typically hard to let go of because we must admit our wrong when…

"Theres no magic formula for laying aside the weight of self-pity. Fighting sin is a martial art. Every response to every attack is at least slightly different. Our best defense is always to be saturated with the Bible and in particular to keep ourselves refreshed in Gods promises. But as an example heres how I recently battled self-pity: Ask God for help (Luke 11:9). Self-pity like most sins is an expression of pride. It is typically hard to let go of because we must admit our wrong when…

Self pity

Self pity

"Playing the victim card blinds you to your own flaws and so you can never improve. Self pity is the easiest way to create unilateral misery." - Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Playing the victim card blinds you to your own flaws and so you can never improve. Self pity is the easiest way to create unilateral misery." - Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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