” Say yes to everything. Reject nothing, least of all something in yourself.”

~ Swami Prajnanpad

Say yes to yourself every day.

Acknowledge what you are feeling and what is happening in a neutral way.

“Yes, I’m nervous.”

“Yes, I am struggling.”

“Yes, there is fear.”

“Yes, I am being defensive.”

“Yes, I notice resistance. ”

“Yes, there is judgment.”

Don’t reject anything you are experiencing.

Create space for this part of you.

Your authentic self is messy and imperfect
and is yearning to be loved.

Open up to all of who you are.
Let yourself be.

To be authentic, you must acknowledge this part of your self.

Touch what is there in the moment and connect with it.
Be with it.

And you will find your inner critic starts to quieten
and light fills your heart.

Say yes to yourself every day.


35 comments on “* Silence your Inner Critic by Saying Yes

  1. Just what I needed to hear today!

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  2. Yes indeed…every day!

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  3. Wonderful, Val. Warm to it.

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  4. Love this message, I’ve been working on it in my meditation when a thought comes, I acknowledge and then let it go… that should translate off my cushion, too!

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  5. Yes!

    We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. ~ Carlos Castaneda

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  6. “Can I have more chocolate? – YES”

    I don’t think that’s what you mean, but you know what they say about loopholes 🙂

    Seriously, this is very good advice.

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    • Smiling … the key is answering to the true part of ourselves, rather than yes to others or things that we think will make us feel better. Saying yes to parts of ourselves that we have been hiding or avoiding will open up a new appreciation of our whole selves.
      Keep enjoying the journey Dan.

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  7. “yes!” 😍🌻

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  8. Beautiful advice, Val. Say, ‘Yes!’

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  9. What a great idea! Usually we try to deny what our inner critic is telling us, which just causes conflict. Just owning the emotion and moving on from there makes so much more sense!

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    • It does make more sense Ann… and opens up a loving acceptance of all aspects of ourselves. When we do this we open our hearts and let go of judgment of others as well. Thank you Ann 💕


  10. Yes Val ❤
    Great advice, as help us to find our inner peace and be more accepting to our feelings 🙂

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  11. Now I like this idea, Val. It feels easy already!

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  12. This is so helpful, Val, thanks!

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  13. I like this a lot, Val.

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  14. Great advice Val, we can all be too critical of our selves, acknowledging these points is acknowledging we are only human, all of us are here to learn and especially about ourselves. 🙂

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