How to Practice Presence and Compassion in Your Own Life

By Steve Austin | catching your breath

Nov 25

Toward the end of my suicide prevention workshops, I say something like this, “If you forget everything else I say, hear this: All people really want and need from you is your love and presence.”

Could it really be that simple?

Yes, I think so.

That’s not to discount things like professional help, medication, and the like. For a long season of my life, I would have DIED without the help of counselors and mental health professionals. And I’m a HUGE proponent of medication if you need it.

What I am trying to say is this: if you don’t approach hurting people from a place of compassion, and with your full presence, you are setting yourself up for failure.

Hurting people have a super-sensitive bullshit meter. And they will spot your disingenuous nature from a mile away.

But if you show up fully and love completely, get ready to watch the transformation take place.

The same is true for yourself. If you want to heal the deepest wounds in your life, you must show up entirely, and show yourself some compassion.

In today’s video, I will teach you the basics of how to practice presence and compassion in your own life. It will take us about 15 minutes. Click below and skip to the 1:35 mark to get into the good stuff.

If you’d like to dig deeper into self-compassion, I’d like to invite you on the sacred journey from chaos to calm. Beginning February 19th, just a few months away, I’ll be launching 90 Days of Calm. We’re going to focus on things like self-care, self-compassion, and self-help. And we’re going to do it together.

But if you sign up right now, I’m offering one heck of an early bird discount. If you join by 11:59pm Monday night, November 26th, you’ll save 50% OFF the enrollment fee.

To join, just go to 90DaysofCalm.com and enter the discount code 90DAYS50 at checkout.

There are three tiers, based on your ability to invest in yourself. No matter the tier you choose, you get 50% OFF if you join by Monday night. And the other great news is that there’s a flexible payment plan for each tier.

And that’s not all!

If you sign up by Monday night, you also get immediate access to 5 incredible bonuses. Here they are:

  1. 25 Self-Esteem Tips

  2. 50 Ways to Crush the Things that are Keeping You from Happiness & Success

  3. Understanding Shame (e-book & journal)

  4. A Survivor’s Manifesto

  5. Daily Gratitude Checklist

To join, just go to 90DaysofCalm.com and enter the discount code 90DAYS50 at checkout.

There are a limited number of spaces available, and the sale ends Monday night! I hope to see you there!

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About the Author

Steve Austin is an author, speaker, and life coach who is passionate about helping overwhelmed people learn to catch their breath. He is the author of two Amazon bestsellers, "Catching Your Breath," and "From Pastor to a Psych Ward." Steve lives with his wife and two children in Birmingham, Alabama.

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