When the inner critic arises, we can rely on mindfulness to reclaim our peace of mind and compassion towards ourselves. Here are some steps to guide you:
- The first step is to be aware of any harsh attitudes towards oneself.
- The next step is to observe these attitudes from a distance – a 100 foot view – that helps us detach and gain perspective.
- The third step is to just view these beliefs as transitory thoughts that we don’t have to buy into, and to let them ‘slide off’ of us.
- The fourth step is to return to a compassionate view of oneself, over and over again as necessary in response to the inner critic.
This practice can be learned in counseling or as part of a stand alone meditation routine.
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