[because this poem is perfect & we should all strive to appreciate & care for ourselves just as we would the ones we love. . . we criticize our "weak" points & totally forget about the strong ones! allow yourself to let go of the idea of perfection, and embrace the power of being unique.]
Release the harsh and pointed inner
voice. It's just a throwback to the past,
and holds no truth about this moment.
Let go of self-judgement, the old,
learned ways of beating yourself up
for each imagined inadequacy.
Allow the dialogue within the mind
to grow friendlier, and quiet. Shift
out of inner criticism and life
suddenly looks very different.
I can say this only because I make
the choice a hundred times a day
to release the voice that refuses to
acknowledge the real me.
What's needed here isn't more
prodding towards perfection, but
intimacy- seeing clearly, and
embracing what I see.
Love, not judgement, sows the
seeds of tranquility and change.