Connect the dots: Compassion and perfectionism

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.

Pema Chödrön, The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times

[S]hame loves perfectionists – it’s so easy to keep us quiet.

Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection