To believe you’re not good enough or you’re worthless.
- Yes, you can’t always feel special and above average.
- Yes, you can’t always have high self-esteem.
- Yes, it does take work to break the self-criticizing habits of a lifetime.
And yes, your life will continue to be flawed and imperfect.
But don’t you want a safe haven?
A place that will always be there waiting for you.
In good times and bad, whether you’re on top of the world or at the bottom of the heap.
To keep you going, to help you move to a better place?
You’re not a problem to be fixed.
You’re a valuable human being worthy of care and love.
Yes, there is a lot you don’t have control over.
Your personal characteristics, your inborn personality, your body type, your health, the good or bad fortune of your circumstances.
And yes, you’re an imperfect human being.
But when faced with your human imperfection, you’ve got a choice.
You can either respond with self-kindness and self-care or with self-judgment and self-criticism.
I have a question.
What quality do you want to encourage in yourself, self-criticism or self-love?
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