Hey Gustavo, this is such a wonderful piece! You remind us to be more conscious of our thoughts, and identify whether we are putting ourselves in a box by judging ourselves. Bullying ourselves.
It reminds me of something we do as parents: we separate our child’s behavior from our child. So if my daughter acts up, I’ll say, ‘That wasn’t a good way to treat this person’, rather than ‘You were horrible to treat this person that way’. So her action isn’t who she is.
Agree that self-bullying can often be more harmful than external bullying. At least with external bullying, you would know it’s happening and take steps to deal with it. The danger is when the bullying happens internally, without being addressed.
Cheers for a thoughtful and practical post Gustavo :)