Good day, Steemians!
And God said, "Love your enemy," so I obeyed and loved myself. ~ Kahlil Gibran
Is there anyone else out there with a wicked little critic
inside them that whispers ugly things throughout the day?
A voice in me says mean things sometimes
about how I'm not being good enough or wanted,
about how I'm not lovable or valuable.
I used to fight it and yell back internally,
but that constant conflict and struggle all but guarantee my own suffering.
It's exhausting, and I don't want to do that anymore.
Yoga is one of the tools I have now to practice
love and acceptance of everything that IS, right now.
It's amazing how soothing and nurturing a practice is,
how it releases a flood of feel good chemicals
that bring the body & soul to life in a way that even the inner critic cannot deny.
Yoga is a practice of loving yourself, right where you are with all that you have.
And with practice, my inner critic has diminished
and been replaced by what I call grace.
I share yoga in hopes that others may know a similar peace.
How do you deal with your inner critic?