Your Inner Critic Is Your Crucible…or…How the Beatles Ended the Cold War

Psychology and self help teachings have it wrong by viewing the inner critic as a purely negative feature of the mind, something to try to get rid of by silencing. It’s seen as a poison of the psyche, a pathology of the soul, a sickness of our psychology. But this misses the fact that the critic’s hurtful words are just its surface manifestation; behind it is something completely different—our guide to growth! The critic is only the seed, the impetus, the painful poke from our subconscious calling us to action—the beginning of a meaningful and purposeful process that’s designed to spark transformation.