“How could I be so stupid?!” 😫
“Why do I keep making the same mistake?!” 😫
“Why can’t I do anything right?!” 😩
These are things I use to say to myself! 🙋♂️
Did you know we are our harshest self critics? There’s no one out there that can criticize and cause us as much mental stress as the critic within our minds! 🧠
Why does this voice exist?!
📍 It is the echoes of other people’s opinions about you. You believe these opinions, no matter how empty they are, have some element of truth to them.
📍 It is when the expectations you hold for yourself are not met. Your survival brain doesn’t like change/uncertainty.
But here’s the #1 thing I want you to remember: IT’S JUST A VOICE! 🗣️
🌟 You don’t have to identify with every voice that pops into your head. 🌟
Throughout the day you’re going to have many voices come into your mind. But the best part is you don’t have to embrace every voice as fact. 😁
If there’s anything meditation taught me, the mind is like the weather: it’s always changing from one condition to the next. 🧘♂️
🧠 Allow the Voice of the Critic to speak in your mind. Accept the criticism unconditionally (be indifferent). And pretty soon you will hear less and less of the Voice. 🧠
In other words, there’s plenty more voices in your mind worth holding on to. Just not this one! ❤️