Being critical and judgmental of oneself is one of the key components of human ego consciousness that is the most damaging. Your propensity of criticism and judgment are both overt and subtle. Recognizing that you are being critical and judgmental is half the battle of changing it.
The majority of people know the expression, ‘A Guilt Trip.’ For those who indulge in or experience ‘Guilt trips,’ from others, the words are as familiar as their skin. ‘Guilt Trips’ can be all consuming and paralyzing.
Western society focuses on managing life based on education, logic, scientifically proven ideals, and history. Thus, children are conditioned, indoctrinated and instructed to manage life from that which is prescribed by scientific ideology and history. The operative word, ‘…from without,’ establishes a mind-set of being ‘without.’ Living life from within establishes a mind-set of going within, connecting to the core of your Being, and from this place activating the power within to reach your potential and goals in every area of your life.