I have a hard time writing about others. I know the problem is me. Why can't I write about myself? | The Work

I have a hard time writing about others. I know the problem is me. Why can't I write about myself?

If you want to know yourself, write about someone else. Point The Work outward in the beginning, and you may come to see that everything outside of you is a direct reflection of your thinking. It is only about you. Most of us have been pointing our criticism and judgments at ourselves for years, and it hasn't solved anything yet. When you judge someone else, inquire, and turn it around (the concept you are questioning). This is the fast path to understanding and self-realization.

It is extremely difficult to judge yourself. Some of us are very invested in our identifications; our ideas about ourselves, how we should look, how we should feel, what we should or shouldn't be doing, are so strong that we may not be able to answer the four questions and do the turnarounds honestly. If you are new to The Work and feel that you must judge yourself, please call the Do The Work Helpline and ask an experienced facilitator to walk you through your Worksheet.