The question to ponder as part of Day 9 is 'have you been overly critical lately?' This made me think of my sister. She attended a great seminar for her work lately where the psychologist presenter spoke about our "lizard brain" - the thinking, analytical part of our brain that stopped us getting eaten or freezing to death in the caveman days. Though I have always thought of myself as self-confident, the program has made me realize how busy my lizard brain is and how critical of myself I am sometimes. Realizing I don't have to listen or believe these thoughts has been a revelation (another one!). While mindfulness and disengaging from the lizard is taking time and practice it is really worthwhile. My own evolutionary step!!