“Criticism is just someone else’s opinion. Even people who are experts in their ﬁelds are sometimes wrong. It is up to you to choose whether to believe some of it, none of it, or all of it. What you think is what counts.” ~Rodolfo Costa
The worst of all critics is the one within. It’s words are usually comprised of statements connected to how you think things seem, you may find it impossible to ignore, thus making it all the more convincing…. all the more painful.
There has always been a part of you that knows when it’s true and when it’s just being hard on you. That is the part many find difficult to strengthen, to listen to, to summon and settle the painful debate once and for all.
The kind of criticism that stems from the external world on its own, is easier to ignore for most, because what do others outside of you truly know?
Self doubt that comes from within internalised by what was determined about you on the outside …. is harder to cure, because it’s you yourself holding that mic….co signing through blame like you should’ve could’ve.
In life there is always a way out from every difficulty. No matter how set in stone it may seem. The critiquing you that’s holding the mic, can be over taken by the you that is aware it is.
What does the you that is the witness feel and say? What your soul thinks counts, so do not discount it, never weaken your narrative by concerning yourself with its acceptance. You must accept it. Nevermind how convenient that may seem to others.
You have to trust in your own integrity, the integrity that never allows you to lie to yourself. The integrity that values truth even if it’s against you.
To the core beliefs that made your self doubts, fair seeming to you.
Say good bye, so to thy own self you can start to be true.
“By fully experiencing and going beyond an emotional block, through the layers of doubt and fear, you experience the emotion of who you truly are.” ~Stephen Richards