Since I heard this phrase and started thinking about the things I “should do” versus the things that are true to my core values and not a result of my programming, I realize how often I am doing, or even thinking, things that are not in alignment with who I am.
In addition, when I asked myself where that program came from, I usually made that up too, then blame the other person so I don’t have to take responsibility for being so hard on myself.
Ahh, the joys of the human psyche. I am sure there are more levels to this, but for now it’s Friday afternoon and I am just going to focus on letting go of the shoulds.
What about you? Are you hard on yourself? What programs are you ready to let go of?