“A critic is a legless man who teaches running.”
– Channing Pollock
Are you aware of your inner critic? We all have this voice that tells
us we are bad, stupid, clumsy, cowardly…. Although its intent is to
help us succeed, the harsh self talk of our critic just serves to drain
our energy and lower our morale and immune system.
To defuse the inner critic, we need to recognize when the critic is
speaking. We need to know that this voice does not necessarily speak
for who we really are. This is an old pattern that may no longer be
serving us. We want to open to the possibility that the words are not
likely true. We can ask ourselves, “Are these words helpful?”
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
“Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.”
– Donald A. Laird
“Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine
whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on
about your business.”
– Norman Vincent Peale
What is the nature of this new world we are exploring together?
It is totally unlike anything you have ever experienced before.
It exists within you, a magnificent world, unseen by the five senses,
but felt by those psychic faculties attuned to it. It is a world
of authentic self-command. You see, everyone knows there is
something missing from his life, but does not know what it is.
What is missing is Oneness. We do not lack Oneness. We ARE
Oneness. The damage is done by lack of realization. This is
why humanity is like a group of frantic people who think they must run
on the riverbank alongside the boat, instead of riding in it. You
are learning to ride.
– Vernon Howard
We believe we are traveling the wrong road because we are staring at
our feet. We must raise our vision in order to see our Home.
– Carson’s Commentary