Being engaged in our lives and the world is exciting. Many of us are infinite in what we want to offer those around us, whether it be a service, creative work, or our presence. Yet, we are encased in human bodies that have finite energy. We MUST rest. Years of conditioning and trauma have made us believe that we have to push until we are depleted and then, only then, can we take time for ourselves.
The Ego Project spoke with Sarah Vrba, an empath, intuitive tarot reader, and artist who shared some advice that resonates deeply.
Sarah wisely shares the importance of tapping into the Internal Judge, that part of ourselves that criticizes, demands, and belittles us for needing time with ourselves to reflect and restore.
Are you ready to get to know your Internal Judge? Here are beginning steps:
How to Make Friends with Your Internal Judge
As Sarah says, get to know your Internal Judge. Give it a name.
Recognize your Internal Judge's voice. Is it your voice? A parent's voice? A teacher's voice?
Speak with your Internal Judge. Have a conversation. Really listen to what it has to say.
Notice how your body feels when you're engaging with your Internal Judge.
Ask it why it's there and what it needs from you. You might be surprised at what you learn!
NOTE: If you find yourself overwhelmed and in need of support, reach out to a trusted friend, coach, or therapist.