“IT” not “I”

There’s a resident critic in my head, whom I have thought of as ‘me’ or at least a part of me. This part of me offers an ongoing critique about everything; an ongoing commentary about what I see, what I hear, what I do, what I plan to do, what I think, what I write. And, conversely, what I don’t see, hear, do, plan, think, write …

This blog testifies that I haven’t written anything for months … and the critic is both giving me grief about it AND telling me I can’t.

It’s complicated!

But, here’s something I read recently that’s helping me (The Wisdom of the Enneagram, Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson, p.118):

‘Learn to distinguish it (your inner judge) from yourself, to recognize its “voice” and its effects on you … Begin to think of that commanding voice as “it,” not as “I.” Remember it only sounds like the voice of God’

So, it’s back to writing, starting with signing up to NaNoWriMo, with its goal of writing 50,000 words during the month of November. I know, that’s a big leap – from nothing to 50,000 words! So, I’m working on a revised target – to write something, anything, every day in November and when “IT” tells me I can’t do it, “I”will do it anyway. Here’s to November.

One thought on ““IT” not “I”

  1. Oh that critical voice in our heads! So well expressed Judy! Hope you enjoy the process of writing, including the time of reverie and silence.
    Take care friend x

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