Letters from Your Soul: On Criticism

Dear one,

The world will tell you that those who praise you are your friends, and those who don’t, or worse, who say nasty things about you and your work, aren’t. But I tell you that the ones who criticize and despise you, are the ones who will help your soul the most. Why? Because they will help you draw near to your soul to seek love, safety, and comfort. And when you are close to your soul, you are close to your truth and close to all that life created you to be. And that’s where you belong. That’s where your light, strength, and power comes from. So don’t get upset when people come at you with nasty things. Because the soul needs them. You need them.

“The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

Praises boost the ego, taking you high off the ground and causing you to feel more special that your fellow humans. And that’s when pride is born. Pride separates you from those around you. It causes you to think you are better than others. And when that happens, you look down on people, failing to realize that what you do to one, is what you do to all. And by looking down on others, others will look down on you.

So if criticism comes your way, it’s because you need it. Criticism will humble you. It will cause you to reflect, and it will bring you with your two feet back on the ground. Back to where you belong. And you need that.

I know this might hurt a bit, but you aren’t special. In fact, the word “special” was created by the ego. The ego needs these type of words in order to feel superior and more valuable than others. But for me, your soul, have no use for it. Because I know that we were all created the same, and who we are underneath it all has the same essence, same value, and same worth.

So don’t hide from criticism. Don’t run away from it. Because criticism will help chip away all that is false, all that keeps you from experiencing the truth of who you are, and all that keeps you from being united with me, Your Soul 🙂

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Luminita D. Saviuc

Luminita, the Founder of PurposeFairy, is an enthusiastic student of the arts, psychology, and spirituality. Her acclaimed blog post, 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy , was shared by over 1.3 million people on Facebook. Later on, it became the heart of her book, 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy., book that was published by Penguin Random House. For more details check out the 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy Book Page.

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3 Comments

  • jared

    13, June 2016 at 12:07 am

    Hello, Purpose Fairy:
    Thanks for all the truth you share.
    I recently received a blanket of criticism so complete, that I can no longer engage in the activity that was criticised. What do you suggest?

  • Hala

    12, June 2016 at 10:37 pm

    So touched thank you for the reminder

  • jepchirchir kimeto

    12, June 2016 at 5:47 pm

    thanks for this inspiring words God bless

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