Is there a difference between self-love and self-compassion?
Self-love is the result of a self-approving inner family (the subpersonalities).✶
Self-compassion has the additional components of self-forgiveness and self-understanding that even the seeming foolish choices we might have made during the past, had a purpose that helped us in evolving awareness. It is spurred on by the understanding that painful events left us stronger and taught us lessons and delivered gifts that brought us whatever success and perception we later gained.
Thus, self-compassion is really the result of self compassionate understanding, leading to self-acceptance. It gifts us the acknowledged embracing of our folly as a teaching method, thereby eliminating self-pity and self-blame.