The difference between our Wise Voice and the inner critic voice
The author of Positive Intelligence, Shirzad Chamine, describes in a sublime way the difference between your wise voice (he calls it as Sage) and your inner critic voice (or Saboteur). “If your Saboteur represents your internal enemies, your Sage represents the deeper and wiser part of you.”
Clearly, when you hear that nasty and loud voice suggesting that you are too old, too fat, too poor, or too weak to move forward with your dreams, it is the Saboteur. It can make us feel sick just to get up and make the changes necessary to get where we want to. Another characteristic of the inner critic voice is to make us feel judged, defensive, angry, fearful, and give excuses for not doing what could transform our lives.
On the contrary, the Sage will be more compassionate towards your mistakes. According to Shirzad Chamine, the sage “tells you that everything, even your mistakes, can be turned into gifts and opportunities by the way you react to them.“
Stop judging yourself for how many times you have already failed. Instead, start asking yourself:
What is the lesson I can learn from my mistakes?
Who is this voice: my Saboteur or my wise voice?
always tell my clients, the Saboteur puts us down. Our wise voice, who I also like to call our divine voice, will guide us with compassion, love, and inner peace.
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