So many of us, going through life with such interior harshness, gnawing inner-criticism and attendant shame, fear, resentment, and anger.
So many of us, blind to this force within us, unaware that this is the water in which we’re swimming, the air which we are breathing.
And because of this, so many of us projecting our own inner-criticism towards others as judgement, shaming, name-calling.
Perhaps we don’t even understand we’re doing it, but it settles us to have the outer world reflect our inner world. That way we can say “it’s the world that is this way”, rather than anything to do with us.
And how it spreads, our inner acidity evoking and provoking the acidity of others.
Could today be the day to call a moratorium on this inner battle we’re fighting? To discover how much more there is to ourselves, and to others, than a constant barrage of comparison, belittling, and ‘not-good-enough’.
And to find out that there is another kind of contribution we can make – wiser, kinder, more transformative and not a jot less powerful – if we start by searching for and bringing out basic goodness rather than the basic failings we are convinced are the heart everyone, including ourselves.