This is a great video I just found where Benjamin Smythe talks about one way to approach the inner voice of “me” that thinks it’s in charge of everything.
0:33 “What would happen if you loved that voice?”
1:24 “And you even do this radical thing where you open your heart to it.”
2:29 “To hear the fear, and to hear the anger, and to hear the judgement, and to hear the criticism. And to hear it coming all from the very same source, this really scared separate me…”
3:32 “It’s mad because we sacrifice for love and approval which never actually comes from others.”
4:33 “So have the courage it takes to love something that is just totally terrified.”
5:33 “This voice is developed by culture, it’s developed by lying to yourself.”
6:10 “And if you can love that rage and that anger, it will subside and that voice will become a comedian.”
6:40 “And at first it might be hard to laugh, but over time it’s like you have a best friend with you and all they do is make you laugh…Pretending to be in charge.”
7:55 (The voice) “is totally terrified because it believes it is separate from everything.”
8:50 “You can absolutely do it, it just requires opening your heart to the last person you could imagine opening your heart to.”
Me – Not our natural inclination, but oh so powerful!
Me – And we can apply this to all voices internal and external that try to get the reactionary self activated 🙂