What a beautiful image and words ? I understand about the self-criticism, it almost feels like it’s trying to protect us from failure but it’s so overzealous because it doesn’t seem to believe we can do anything right at all. I sometimes try to talk to it like it’s a scared child, letting it off the hook of being responsible for my safety. The adult part of me can do that now. My friend even gives that part of herself child activities to do, like playing with crayons, while she gets on with the scary adult things ? I love that you let all parts of yourself be here.