New Book Unmasks Our Inner Judge
Jan 31, 2013 12:20AM
In his new book, Soul Without Shame, author Byron Brown takes on the subject of our inner critic, superego or nag, which he calls the “inner judge.” He explains how the superego’s supposed moral guidance is more than suspect, exposing it as a harsh, purely mental, often untruthful critic.
Each chapter begins with an episode of the “Frank and Sue story,” illustrating how the inner critic works in real life; each chapter ends with a simple exercise designed to help the reader move along the path of self-discovery and self-understanding.
The book is packed with information, insights and inquiries. This is a volume to work through slowly, allowing it to stimulate you, unsettle you, move you. Take it in small bites so you can absorb the tastes and textures. Go away and come back. Stop and reread. As you read, you will find yourself responding to the ideas that are relevant to where you are in your own journey.