Self criticism versus self observation.

Trusting in our abilities is ok.

Some of the whitest hairs in my otherwise brown bun are the result of this particular pondering. When self criticisms harsh hand strikes, how long can we stand our ground before we capitulate with an admission of guilt on the audacious charges of giving ourselves a little cred? For a large portion of the human population the self critic parasite lives rent free in a corner of our consciousness  a few hundred viceral lightyears away from what I call the soul. 

I could argue that this diehard mechanism has a beneficial function,  a kind of built- in anti fool app designed purely for our own protection. No way, NOT buying that, how unnecessary an application of this kind would be unless our survival depended upon what other people thought of us. What if we gave the self critic some time off just on a trial basis to start with if this is slightly onerous. In its place we slot in the non judgmental self observer and see how it goes. I have found whilst experimenting on these life enhancing themes that the self observer is more of a sound guide a compliment to our nature, qualifying us with his/her genuine neutrality. In other words the observer has no interest in slam dunking your self- belief, it would rather offer rational red light free progress reports on your endeavors.

I heard you ask about the soul?

It´s ok, I will be talking about him/her in my next blog.


About hillviewroad

Gestalt student, Pilates teacher.
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