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  • Writer's pictureAnne Sweet

The Phantom's Voice

The harsh critic inside your head is a lie and a phantom. It is the inner personification of every external criticism and rebuke, every perceived failure and mistake you have ever known. Its denigration of you knows no bounds and its toxic gift to you is crippling self-doubt and self-loathing. It is a lie and a phantom and it has no business living inside you.

When you discover the always present ocean of peace and silence within that is your true nature and you remain there undisturbed, this phantom of lies will evaporate as if it never existed and in its place you will find an inner kindness, an inner caring that encompasses all of you with compassion and understanding. In this environment of self-caring and self-love, the wounds and warts of the personality can begin to unfurl and transform – not through punishment and division, but healed and nourished through your own heart.

Reject the phantom's voice and begin to offer your own suffering the self-kindness and love that is already present within you, just waiting for you to recognize and be embraced by.

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German May
German May
04 de fev. de 2022

Absolutely! Lovely, Anne! Your words reverberate inside endlessly.

"The voices of self diminishment" as a friend calls them, push and pull habitually, I just let them exhaust themselves and restrain from habitually claim any authorship. They are lies, as you say.

They just don't know any better, it's like litter that never gets really cleaned away. That's what this whole unreal realm is about and that seems to get stronger when we believe in it and weakens when we see it but let it be what it is - unreal; the mind is an echo chamber.

I let that understanding take roots and do it's work. A descision has to be made though, based on trust. That descion may have…

Anne Sweet
Anne Sweet
05 de fev. de 2022
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I'm glad it resonated with you, and thank-you for your great comment in reply.

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