Is there evidence today that you remain living under the thumb of an inner critical parental voice? In the book Between Tears and Laughter, author Alden Nowlan writes, “The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself he becomes wise.”
Not all of what we were told to believe in childhood is true. Critical remarks about mistakes are not true. Performance does not determine self-worth. Perfection does not define importance. Our significance is not dependent on another person’s opinion.
When we choose to tell ourselves today the same degrading remarks our parents verbalized, we linger in a harmful mental setting.
Today, share with me how you silence that inner critical voice. -sn