Compassion for yourself is love in action. To love our darker side we must have compassion for ourselves. Instead of hiding from the parts of ourselves that hurt or give us pain, learn to love those parts. They are our greatest teachers of compassion. If we an have compassion for ourselves we can give it to others. “a different attitude toward unwanted stuff: if it’s painful, you become willing not just to endure it but also to let it awaken your heart and soften you. You learn to embrace it.” Pema Chodron.