From interrupting thought patterns and self-doubt.
When's the last time you took an assessment of your judgments? WHOA. This might get a bit uncomfortable.
Yesterday I actually interrupted my own speech, connection, conversation, and flow with a self-critical thought....that I was talking too much about myself. Buzz kill. It was in that moment I realized that I had been judging a few others for the same behavior. I was projecting my external judgments inwards. Talk about DEHABILITATING and self-defeating. No wonder I have a hard time finding my voice at times.
My ego was trying to keep me in a "safe" space - a space where I please and respect others, a space where I stay small.
What next? I took responsibility for my judgments. I remembered that everyone has his/her own experience - past, present, thoughts, behaviors...and responsibility is key to releasing judgments.
I also took a hard look at my ego. My ego was trying to keep me in a "safe" space - a space where I please and respect others, a space where I stay small. I've done the work and am doing the work to continue to break free from this box. If you haven't checked out the book "How To Do The Work" by Holistic Psychologist Dr. Nicole LePera, I highly recommend it. So much insight and understanding.
And now? Continue to do the work with love and kindness.
Find space to slow down. Breathe. Take your time.
Meditate. Give yourself at least 10 minutes to notice what's happening within. Practice self-awareness.
If you don't know where to start, here's a beginner's guide to help.
Connect with nature. Take yourself somewhere bigger.
Love yourself no matter what.