The self critic has been my lifelong nemesis. Its the first thing to close down my creativity, a shape-shifting monster that’s always lurking in the shadows, watching and judging. Those inner voices that terrorise me and keep my curiosity captive. The ‘war on terror’ is in fact an internal battle, afterall nobody speaks this harshly to me, judges and undermines or shames me like my own super ego.
Actively keeping my heart open and creativity alive is to deal with the internal saboteurs. Seeing that it’s craziness to listen to that voice in my head – never mind projecting it out onto the world. The terror is internal, imagined, recognising that is half the battle won….
A great resource for dealing with the judge can be found here: Soul without Shame by Byron Brown
AH Almaas is the co founder of the Ridhwan School of the Diamond Approach