That little voice in your head...

@ahgong (10066)
Singapore
October 20, 2009 4:46am CST
Our minds, like our heart, never really goes to rest entirely. Even when we sleep, we are having thoughts all the time. It is a matter of how strong those thoughts are and they are sometimes translated as dreams which we can recall when we are awake and conscious. Many times, when we think, when we sit and reflect, we invariably will be talking to ourselves. Not out loud, mind you. But inside your head. Just like when I am typing this discussion, I have this little voice, my voice, reading it out loud to me. Even when you are reading this discussion, I am sure your mind is reading it out loud to you if you "listen" hard enough. Have you ever consciously try to listen to your own thoughts? And then interpret them to actually hear what you are thinking? I know, I know, it sounds like a rhetoric. A question asking another question which leads back right to the first question. An endless cycle. Like in a situation where you are making a decision on buying a big ticket item, like a new house for example, you would be asking a multitude of questions: Do I have the finances for it? How would I want to decorate it? Where would I put my TV? Which corner will my dog be sleeping in? Where would I put that nagging in-law? Upstairs or in the basement where nobody will know they exist?.... etc etc Or when you are in a fix, and you go: OH my gawd... how did I ever get myself into this sh**? What happened? Who landed me in this situation? What should I do to get out of it? Why did I make that stupid mistake to believe that so-and-so?... etc etc And sometimes, sometimes, through those "listening sessions", you actually find the solutions to your problems? Sit and think for a moment, do you actually sit and "talk" to yourself from time to time? Do you ever realize that when you actually listen to yourself, you discover something more about who you are? What you are? What makes you tick? What motivates you? What troubles you? And when you do, do you actually listen to those thoughts and then take a step back to "see" what you are "talking" about? And then analyze those thoughts as though they are from someone who is talking to you and judge yourself? Judge your self worth? Judge your own character? Interesting, isn't it. I was just sitting down the other day and boy was that a relevation! And never have I actually thought that I could have accomplished so many things in the last 10 years of my life. And all those silly mistakes that I make, don't get me started. But that is all for another discussion... Now, I am trying my best to rectify those mistakes. And hopefully move on to a better life from there. How about you? Do you "listen" to yourself when you "talk" to yourself?
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
20 Oct 09
hehehe ^_^ I have seen this post once, but i have forgotten who started it, but i think it's angelia?? haha =D YEah, those little voices in our heads are kinda normal.. And we are definitely not mad.. IT's just a matter of processing our thoughts, of what we have been thru.. Be it good or bad, our minds are being programmed to think, and process whatever we see, hear etc.. ANd human nature, when we are thinking, we tend to concentrate better by mumbling to ourself, which i dunno why.. haha =D if not, it's either we ponder with our heads facing slight down, or up in the air, but never straight ahead.. lol =D MOst of the time when i'm hearing those little voices, i will think, but only when i'm at the right place, for i dun wanna appear to be in a daze.. lol =D
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
3 Nov 09
Now that you mentioned it, it looks darn familiar hor? I dunno is it angelia or not. Say... how is she? Rarely see her message notifications liow. She still active here? Anyways, back to topic... I do hear the voices in my head. No I do not think it is a mad thing to do. You mumble when processing your thoughts? Interesting!
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
4 Nov 09
YEah, she's missing in action.. lol =D She's kinda busy with new life now, thus she cant be as active now.. haha =D YEah, i will tend to mumble to myself, or myabe talking softly to myself?? lol =D If not, i will feel very much uncomfortable, when those voices are in me, and i cant do anything to get them out.. lol =D
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
9 Nov 09
Busy huh? I guess we all are. Even myself, I seem to be taking a haitus from mylot, much to my dislike! ha ha ha... I sure hope I can catch up a little with my posting!
• United States
21 Oct 09
yeah i argue with myself sometimes! mostly because i have the annoying knack of over analyzing everything and seeing things from all sides so i will try to figure out who is right or what to do that would be correct and i just end up arguing with myself throwing around theories.. lol.. sometimes i need to just muzzle them and not think at all but eh
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
3 Nov 09
I do that sometimes too! And it is a nasty habit! Cos when you are required to make decisions, I get crippled by over analyzing things too! And those are usually the times where I have to make really difficult decisions!
@34momma (13896)
• United States
20 Oct 09
it depends on what i am telling myself. when i am pushing myself to do the right thing or to reach my goal or something postive, i always listen to myself. then there are times when you mind is not being so nice to you. when it makes you feel bad, or not loved, and those are the times it's a bit harder not to listen. but those are the times i really need to shut it off. some deep breaths and a work out will help me shut all that negative talk up
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
3 Nov 09
There are times when the mind can be quite naggy. And taking deep breaths do not help all the time! What I do is turn on the TV and watch something to tune my mind off the negative thoughts. Sorta like changing the Thought channel. With the help of a TV. And there is a remote to boot too!
@sunita64 (6474)
• India
20 Oct 09
This exercise of listening is really very good because if we start doing that then we will really save ourselves from saying things for which there was no need to say.I am seriously thinking to take this assignment of listening to my thoughts daily so that it may save me from blurting out things which I never meant to share.
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
3 Nov 09
Yeah... try to start a journal. Once you can see the thought materialize on paper, it makes it easier to actually SEE them. And when you can recognize the negative thoughts, it is easier to dispel them. At least, that worked for me.