Sometimes it feels like there is another person who lives in my brain; she talks to me and often says rude things. Once in a while, she has a good suggestion, but 99% of the time, she is angry and insulting. Mostly I need to tell her to go away and be quiet. But once in a while, her incredible attention to detail and her perfectionism, can help me.
One of my clients sent me this letter. She has had a voice (a person) who speaks in her brain for a long time. The client is fed up with listening to her hurtful bad advice. We spoke with some other trusted people, then decided this is too good not to share with you.
To the Lady who lives the in my Brain:
Before I will listen to your opinion:
I want proof that you have had a job,
have paid any of my bills,
or rent for your own home.
I want proof you have positively benefitted:
my other relationships.
Lady, I want proof that you have helped me to:
eat foods that nourish and heal my body and soul,
follow the healthy food plans I’ve wanted to eat,
encouraged me to reach out for help before I harmed myself with food,
to follow the directions of the trained professionals that I have hired and paid.
Lady, I want proof that you have helped advance my professional life:
Helped me to meet my goals, dreams, and desires.
Lady, until you give me this proof, beyond the shadow of a doubt, you have no say in my life. You may just shut up.
I’m sure we all; have these voices within us, who are not the “real” us. They may come from fear, abuse, childhood trauma, or nowhere at all. We get her under control by tiny daily choices.
So, I challenge you this week to:
eat a vegetable you have never eaten before; tell me what you think of it.
Tell me how you kept her out of your food choices this week; I will publish some next week.
Blessings to you,
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