Been talking to that voice in your head?
Pam tells us that even bothering to engage with that jerk gives it power.
It’s admittedly hard to turn off that voice. I struggle with this most days.
I picture my situation as being kind of like the cartoons i grew up watching on Saturday mornings – I have a cute little angel (including tiny golden halo!) on one shoulder, whispering sweet, loving affirmations in my right ear. Then there’s the ugly little devil on the other shoulder, shouting at me all the things that I’ve done wrong, all the things I should have said, all the things I shouldn’t even be considering.
It’s REALLY hard sometimes to ignore that loud guy.
And, frequently, I do not succeed.
But every day I start over. I have to sweep the trash from yesterday up, pick it up in the dustpan, and toss it in the trash. I keep trying to sweep that jerk up, too, but most days he jumps out of the trash and climbs right back up my arm, shouting all the way.
But because my purpose is to BE, to CREATE, and to personify JOY, I keep at it.
Do you struggle with this, too?
My “escape” from that little demon is my craft. When I’m sewing, or felting, or gardening, or even writing (sometimes), I’m heading into the zone where my whole being engages with my hands, and his voice sort of dulls down to a minor buzz.
What’s YOUR craft? What is it that YOU do, that pulls your mind back into your heart, and drowns out that jerk’ voice?
Do THAT today.
And when he starts shouting in your ear that you’re not good enough, not thin enough, not smart enough, remind yourself that you ARE enough. You ARE UNIQUE, so how could you even be not enough of anything?
And turn your ear to the angel on your other shoulder. THAT’S something worth listening to!
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Be blessed today!
With Grace and Gratitude,