Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Living the Magical Life: Silencing the Inner Critic

The inner critic feeds on a nasty little parasite called the mind meme which really is a culmination of the beliefs and fears of your parents, teachers, authority figures, media and peers and the beliefs of your parent's parents, teachers, authority figures, media and peers and so on and so on up through the lineage of mankind.
meme  [meem]
nouna cultural item that is transmitted by repetition in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes.
When fed a steady diet of mind memes it becomes difficult to develop a belief that anything outside of them could possibly be true. So how do you break free? Stop believing everything you think. This is where affirmations can help but it requires us to approach our lives from a more conscious perspective.

via Kristin Dundish
The inner critic is incapable of surviving in the light of complete presence so here is step one before we get to affirmations which will help train you to pay attention. Begin to notice when your critic is saying something negative about you.

What does the inner critic tell you? How does it make you feel? What happened to make you feel that way? Keep in mind that what you feed your mind is also having an effect on your body. You may wish to keep a notebook and write down the thoughts and feelings that come to mind. This will help you later when building your affirmations.

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