For those of us that experience self-doubt and self-criticism, mindfulness and meditation can be powerful tools for healing.
Recently sponsored yogini Kelsie had the chance to explore these topics by reading an awesome book: Make Peace With Your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Your Inner Critic by Mark Coleman.
Early on, the author who is also a meditation teacher, describes to us the voice in our heads that is hypercritical of everything we do and of who we are, the "super-ego." The inner critic shames us and debilitates us.
I didn't realize what this really meant until he explained it as the voice inside our heads that says, "You're not good enough," or, "You're not smart enough."
Basically every voice we hear is subject to criticism. Using compassion and practice can be useful tools to eradicating your inner critic. This book is organized into five parts: the critic, understanding self-judgment, how to work with the critic, the power of love, and beyond the critic.
There were lots of great tools offered to help cope with your own inner critic.
Cheers to a relaxing Friday when you can question your inner critic and trust your intuition, friends!