The mental dialog and what to do about it

“If used properly, the same mental voice that has been a source of worry, distraction and general neurosis can be the launching ground for true spiritual awakening.”—Michael Singer

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If there was a loud speaker projecting the voice in my head, I would have been committed years ago. This insistent voice rarely, if ever, stops yammering.

It seems to think it’s Simon Cowell, that it’s getting paid to judge, analyze, dissect and label everything.

What a huge relief to discover that all that mental verbalizing means nothing.

Lesson 4 of the Course in Miracles says this: My thoughts do not mean anything.

For a minute or two whenever you think about it, stop and notice your thoughts (that roommate in your head, as Michael Singer calls it) and simply repeat:

“This thought that I’m running late doesn’t mean anything.”
“This thought that I need to pick up the house doesn’t mean anything.”
“This thought that it’s really cold outside doesn’t mean anything.”

Believe me, it’s extremely liberating to realize that the running commentary that dominates your consciousness is not who you really are.

Have a great day, my friends!

Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the just-released, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side

24 Comments on “The mental dialog and what to do about it

  1. I have a “snow day!” My 7th graders are jumping up and down in joy, I sure, LOLOL!
    The thoughts “of all I could be/should be doing,” mean nothing! Quieting the soul and listening to that small, hushed voice within is pure joy!
    Thanks for adding to it, this Snowy NJ-NY-NEW ENGLAND day!!
    Blessings-Mermy

  2. Thank you so much for your daily commentary on ACIM. I have started down that path at least half a dozen times, and have never gone very far. I believe that ACIM is important and valuable, but I struggle with it. I struggle much less with Pam Grout! With your daily commentary as a springboard, I am hopeful that I’ll go farher this time. ~S

  3. Thank you for you! (I hope you hear that all the time.) I really enjoy your emails – even seeing your name in the list makes me smile, because I know the odds are good that it’s something that will make me feel better for having read it. I spent some time with A Course decades ago, so it’s nice to ride along with you this year. Keep ’em coming!

  4. I keep thinking about the next book that Pam will write. But what’s that dog barking at? Why can’t I remember where my glasses are? So many thoughts!!

  5. You have no idea how much this helps me, in this very moment. I’ve heard it before, but hearing it right now, from you — it clicked. Thank you for being a Course Conduit, Pam!!

  6. Thank you for blogging on the course of miracles. I’ve began it several times over the last few years and then ended up losing traction with it. I started again this New Years and am appreciating your vantage point. Keep it up!

  7. Thank you for your Course in Miracles daily blog posts. I always look forward to reading your posts and now the Course in Miracles is the icing on the cake that I get to eat too! 😊

  8. Pam, I went on Amazon to look for ACIM and there are a bunch of books. Which is the best one to get to compliment what you are posting here?
    Thanks,
    ❤️V

  9. I love your blog and look forward to them so much. Thank you for what you do to encourage me and others!

  10. Dear, dear Pam.

    I want to thank you for your inspiring posts about A Course In Miracles. I have wanted to read it for years, and your posts are inspiring me to take the plunge! Even the lesson about not understanding the concrete, my shoes, my feet, helped me out yesterday when I was feeling very lost and emotional, and calmed my mind. Thank you thank you thank you 🙂

  11. A book of the Michael singer is being learned from the end of the year. I’m thankful for sync.

  12. As soon as I even see your name, I feel better! Thsnk uou for being YOU! You are incredibly inspiring!! Love n hugs, Donna😘😎😃

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