By Heather Mulhern
Feedback. It is information. It guides us. It can bring clarity and allow for personal and internal adjustments. Though, it is just a moment in time. I realize how I have used feedback to stay stuck and beat myself up. If my little toe lifts up and is not on the ground-so what! I am aware of it and can take some action, love myself, and see about getting it connected. Having a full foot connected to the ground is quite supportive.
Now that is not how I have operated in the past. I tell myself, “you are not grounded. You are not supported. The little toe means this and such so you must be totally flawed.” In the meantime, my poor little toe receives a beating. And when I could have simply loved myself in the moment and said, “ok, let us look into connecting that however long it takes.” I did not, and I prolonged suffering.
So, feedback. Information. It is all in how we use that information.
Keep movin’ and receivin’ the feedback.
May you use it lovingly toward self.
About author: Heather Mulhern was a student of the late Karl Wolfe. She has been pivotal in keeping the Karl Wolfe community together since his passing in 2018. Heather is currently taking Joan’s classes and has great insight to share.