I'm paying attention lately to how harsh I am with myself--all the ways that I judge my own reactions to things, especially if I'm seeming "weak" or "overly emotional."
Part of this comes from being a woman and living in a culture where we are regularly told that we are "crazy." And we buy into this story, so we judge those parts of ourselves that are sad or angry or frustrated.
This also comes from being human. We all judge those aspects of ourselves that are "unacceptable" to those around us.
With this piece, I'm trying to remind myself to speak words of love to my inner vulnerable self.