just came in the mail from amazon a couple of days ago. I actually saw it in a girlfriends bathroom and I thought it looked really good. I was looking at it last night before bed, and started on the first chapter "the voice inside your head." I am so familiar with mine. I have gotten good at watching it. It is just so amazing when you can observe all the buzzing in your mind; it is like a little movie running. Since I have started to observe it, I have noticed it can be more in the background instead of drawing all my attention. Michael A. Singer, the author, says "you are not the voice of the mind - you are the one who hears it." The voice is incessant, it makes both sides of an argument, it can be hateful or kind, it is just a running narration...and when you realize you are not the voice, you don't have to figure out if the voice speaks the truth.
So I was dawdling on Instagram a couple of days ago, and thejealouscurator (who I am slightly obsessed with) asked with an illustration, "what does your inner critic say to you?" She has a new book coming out about your inner critic being a jerk. And the responses...well, our inner critics are just bullies. But I think I am able now to see the inner critic (that voice that I notice) and let it be. I don't have to argue with it, or wish it away, it just happens to be there and I can go about my work. I am so thankful I am learning this skill.