If we want to be a good friend to others, we need to be a good friend to ourselves first!
Have you ever noticed you talking to yourself or thinking about yourself in a kind of Mean-on-Purpose or critical way? Sometimes people refer to this as an “Inner-Critic” – a little voice that tells us, “You can’t do that!” or, “You’re not good enough!”
It is really important that we don’t let our Inner-Critic have more power over us than our Inner-Compassion! Our Inner-Compassion is that calm, positive, encouraging voice that says, “You can do it!” and, “You are great just the way you are!” Our Inner-Compassion helps us stay strong and confident.
When we feel that our Inner-Critic is starting to get too loud, like a DJ of the mind, it’s time to turn the volume down.