A very powerful way of starting a sentence in a compassionate voice is:
“I accept… (that I acted this way in this situation and I am able to forgive myself and learn from this, move forward)”.
Not only that this way of looking at things feels actively comforting and supportive, but it also taps into a mindful observation of things as they are without self-judgement.
And if you find it difficult to speak to yourself this way, pause and ask yourself: how can I talk to myself from the place of love, from my heart?
Because compassion and compassionate journalling comes from our heart and helps us heal.