If you are human, you have probably dealt with criticism at some point in your life. At first this can seem like a personal attack and our ego wants to jump up and defend its self with some sort of rebuttal. We may want to blame the other person by pointing out their faults as a means of defending ourselves. However, this person has a right to their opinion and instead of reacting and clouding our minds with judgment, the best thing to do is take a deep breath and listen. Is there truth to what this person has to say? Is this person projecting a part of themselves they are in denial about or is it a little bit of both? Ultimately, we always have a choice in how we choose to react. Self-power comes from within and just because this person has a criticism of you does not mean it is necessarily true and it certainly does not need to define you in any way. You are worthy because you are human and only you can decide what you will personalize. There will always be someone with a criticism. The question is how will you deal with it? Will you react and give your power away or will you listen and think about what was said, deciding what the appropriate respond and next steps will be? The choice is always yours.
May you have peace in your minds and hearts every day.