“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.” ~ Pema Chodron.
When your inner critic speaks loudly, congratulate yourself!
When we begin to consider leaving the status quo to step into the new and unfamiliar, fear will announce itself…and often loudly!
Also known as the inner critic, ego, saboteur, or little self, the voice of fear loves comfort and familiarity. It continues to seek and reinforce ways of being/living that no longer serve you. So when you set sail for the uncharted, it will step up its repertoire of ceaseless and neurotic input, and offer all the “sound” reasons why you should listen to it instead of your intuition, dreams or true Self.
When this voice takes center stage in your life, instead of granting it power and believing it, congratulate yourself for it is a sign you are moving into your truth. In other words…
When your inner critic gets loud, see it as validating your path, what you know in your heart to be true for you!
Step forward then towards the magic of your life, granting more power to your intuition and dreams than to the rhetoric of your inner critic.