“Research shows that highly self-critical people tend to be dissatisfied in their romantic relationships because they assume their partners are judging them as harshly as they judge themselves.” ― Dr. Kristin Neff
This is where compassionate practice is essential. Whatever you find yourself judging about another person is usually stemming from a place of deep judgement of yourself. I’m not suggesting that discernment isn’t valid or useful. It helps us determine who to trust and who to work with. AND YET, frequently we are judging ourselves so harshly that it is spilling back onto our loved ones. Recognize the inner voices of judgement and speak kindly to those parts of yourself. It is the power of compassion that can override the shame.
To operating from compassion,
These Soulful Sunday blogs go out weekly on Sundays to be used as a place to step back from the hustle and bustle and explore what your soul might be saying to you. Some folks use these as journal prompts and let loose amidst pages. Some folks bring them to the kitchen table and jam over coffee. Do you, boo.
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