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June is an artist, writer, speaker and advocate for self-empowerment. In 1999, illness overcame her life. During her unwavering search for physical wellness, she stumbled upon the subject of emotional wellness. This discovery led her down a path of self-empowerment for which she will always be grateful. It opened the doorway to her heart. As a result, she has spent a great deal of the past fourteen years focusing on personal growth and self-help. June’s mission is to share what she has learned with other people to support them on their wondrous and sometimes rocky journey. She conducts workshops, writes and paints to share her passion and wisdom with her fellow advocates for self-empowerment.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Inner Critic

Have you ever taken the time to step back and evaluate your inner critic? Do you know what an inner critic is and how it impacts your day?

An inner critic is a voice that plays in your head that tells you how unworthy you are and how you are a failure on some level. This critic will sabotage you every chance it gets. Even people with good intentions can be swayed by this destructive force. An inner critic has one mission in mind: to destroy good intentions.

I have a strong feeling that you know exactly what I am referring to and that you may even have more than one lurking in that beautiful mind of yours. It seems that inner critics are part of life. Perhaps they are inherited and/or developed during childhood. Maybe we are suppose to have an inner critic of sorts to keep us balanced and in check, but somewhere along the lines of evolution it turned ugly on us and tipped the scales toward self-sabotage.

Regardless of the reason for its existence, it would be best for you to learn to ignore your inner critic. Take notice of its presence and turn the tables. Sabotage your inner critic. Tell your inner critic that it is ignorant and is the one with the problem...not you. Stop listening to it and see its ramblings as false and meaningless. Take back any power that you unknowingly gave it and feel love instead.

Each and every time you hear your inner critic today, shut it down and feel love instead.  

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