Wednesday, October 29, 2014
It is paradoxical but attitudes like criticism or judgment do not promote long-term change and growth in me while love and support do. An atmosphere of love tells me that I am perfect and sufficient the way I am, but also promotes my growth and change. Within that atmosphere I actually want to change and become a better person, become all I can be. In the past, I have been criticized and judged to be very flawed, with the result that I felt negative about myself. The criticism did not cause me to grow or change, which was its purpose.