Think with my own mind! My parents, even though long-gone, are still dominating my life! I am still living up to their conditions instead of using my own criteria on how I should be and what I should do.
I keep telling myself that I need to think with my own mind instead of adopting my parents’ opinions and judgments but it is really a challenge to catch myself doing just it. But today I had a sort of mental image, as if offered by Grace.
I saw both my parents standing there on the screen of my mind, ready to criticize whatever I was trying to do. And what is more, I realize they had been there for the past 5 years, from the moment they had passed and of course for ever before that.
Thinking you are finally free when your parents are gone, well if their judgment about you really has been bothering you, you better thoroughly check your own mind to ensure their judgment doesn’t live on there.
If it does, gently but firmly send them and their judgment about you to the place where they belong: not in this world. Put them finally to rest.