What will it take for us to choose kindness….toward ourselves?
How much ought we to listen to that inner critic – that super ego – those cruel voices inside of us that never originated from us in the first place…but that arrived in our lives at some point, uninvited, through harsh words, or teasing, or from someone who didn’t believe in us and made sure we knew it? Or even from someone who promised they loved us but really did not know how to convey that love?
I say….Never! Never again listen to those critical voices that were never ours to begin with! They don’t know us, they only think they do. They only knew us from some imagined place, some place within their own being who said this is who I think she is…and I’d better tell her so she doesn’t think she is better than she really is….I’d better tell her so she doesn’t magnify herself…..
What they said in unkindness was about them...not about you. The sooner we learn that, and understand it in our deepest places, the easier it will be to silence these uninvited voices…and to choose kindness, instead.
Here’s what I say. Magnify yourself! You are magnificent! Own it! And above all else, choose kindness……….for yourself……….always.