Release the harsh and pointed inner
voice. it’s just a throwback to the past,
and holds no truth about this moment.
Let go of self-judgment, the old,
learned ways of beating yourself up
for each imagined inadequacy.
Allow the dialogue within the mind
to grow friendlier, and quiet. Shift
out of inner criticism and life
suddenly looks very different.
i can say this only because I make
the choice a hundred times a day to release the voice that refuses to
acknowledge the real me.
What’s needed here isn’t more prodding toward perfection, but
intimacy – seeing clearly, and
embracing what I see.
Love, not judgment, sows the
seeds of tranquility and change.
I love this poem by Danna Faulds. It encompasses our mindfulness and compassion training. By cultivating an attitude of being kind to ourselves, despite the mind and our self critics telling us otherwise, we are slowly, gently, beginning to sow the seeds of tranquility and change.
Come join us for a free mindfulness meditation and begins sowing the seeds of change.
With warmest wishes