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
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