Take the lid off importance
Taking the lid off your own importance can feel dangerous. The lid is probably heavy. Try to not let it fall on your toes as you lift.
Who are you? your inner critic mocks.
Do it anyway. Your importance may look like things left in the attic, dusty, rusty, questionable.
What ever happened to your tenderness (that you put away when it was criticized as sentimental)?
What ever happened to your exuberance (that you put away when it was criticized as much too loud)?
Okay, it's time to start polishing exuberance and tenderness, no matter how long it might take to take off the tarnish and make things shine again.