Trauma is one of the most misunderstood conditions of human experience.
Our inner critic is usually that overly harsh internal voice that makes us feel like we’re getting it wrong, we don’t fit in, what we’ve just said sounds stupid. If you’ve ever stopped to listen to your internal dialogue, you’re probably aware that not all of the thoughts we have about ourselves are very kind. If you’ve ever heard your internal voice telling you that you were stupid for making a mistake, or that you shouldn’t do something, then you’ll be familiar with the inner critic.
With the power of authenticity, we have the power to be our true selves, evolving, messy, complicated, loving and a whole lot more.
We all have different faces or personas that we present to the world, we have different aspects or different versions of who we are, it’s a part of being human that we’re full of complexities and paradox contradictions.
There’s who you are with friends; relaxed, funny, happy, who you are with your family; dependable, loving, loyal, who you are at work, professional, rational, reliable.
These parts are all versions that make up who we are, it’s what makes us individual, unique, it gives us our idiosyncrasies, personality and develops our sense of self.