I’m sure the rapper Ice Cube was referring his song: “Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself” in a different manner than what was revealed to me. Nonetheless, this song title says what I know to be true. I have to check my inside voice because she’s here to wreck havoc- she’s vile! And dangerous. And she kills confidence and dreams. She disparages very hope I wish to have. She’s uneducated- because she only has one train of thought. She’s obnoxious and intrusive. And she was apart of me.
I wondered why the advice I tell others is not the I tell myself. My council to myself is so mean: “You need to do this. You should do this. You gotta be better- better- better…” But my advice to others, even new people I don’t know, is always uplifting and in love: “You can do it. You’re awesome. Trust the process. You’re not perfect, no one is. Be gentle and kind with yourself.” It’s always words of hope, founded in the word of God.
I understand, many of the things that happen in my life are to build upon what I already have- it’s character-building at its finest. God is in the character-building business. Even though, I understand this process, I’d typically look at opportunities as something I may mess up. So anxiety is there because perfection is there then I miss the lesson. The opportunity is there to refine character. And our inner voice should serve as a moral of support. To help build something in us, that we usually don’t realize it needs to be built. When people say “Listen to your inner voice” that’s only effective if your inner voice serves you into your best self!
Therefore, it’s time to replace the criticizing voice with the sincere, motivating life coach. It’s time to cast out that disapproving, nitpicking, judgmental, faultfinding, unsympathetic, belittling voice inside. And welcome the voice of stillness, kindness, gentleness, praising, accepting, love, sympathetic and understanding- my authentic voice! My voice of innocence and wisdom that makes me faithful and true!
Affirmation: I AM my own best friend.