The Lifeful Heart 

Self-Observation Without Judgment

Delightful Poem by Danna Faulds


Release the harsh and pointed inner voice.

it's just a throwback to the past, and holds no truth about this moment.


Let go of self-judgment,

the old learned ways of beating yourself up for each imagined inadequacy.


Allow the dialogue within the mind to grow friendlier, and quiet.


Shift out of inner criticism

and life suddenly looks very different.


I can say this only because I make the choice a hundred times a day to release the voice that refuses to acknowledge the real me.


What's needed here isn't more prodding toward perfection,

but intimacy - seeing clearly, and embracing what I see.


Love, not judgment, sows the seeds of tranquility and change.

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