Saturday, November 21, 2009

now that you`ve disagrred.

how do you know that you disagreed?

a voice in your head told you.

think  about this for a moment.

all your life you`ve had this voice in your head impelling you to do things...or not to do things.

do you have control of this voice?


is the voice encouraging?

does it speak to you nicely?

does it seem to have your best interests in mind?

once you have realised that you have a voice in your head, imagine that you have a movie projector also.


labcat said...

i've always that what you think...or do you just think you think that?

dr.alistair said...

well, thinking is derived from beliefs.

beliefs are learned behaviour and so....yes, you are thinking you are thinking.

mental health derives from being able to make distinctions between healthy beliefs and injurious ones.

and also there is this other person, or second mind witnessing yourself in life...and this too is a fine balance.

the thing is that we can choose to talk to ourselves any way we wish, once we become aware of the process of internal dialogue....

how do we wish to be addressed?

dr.alistair said...

..or are we just discussing tactics and strategies about what to buy next?

Anonymous said...

No, I would say no I do not have control over this voice, but he doesn’t have control over me either. I would necessarily say he is encouraging also, more like he just knows. I seem to think he speaks any way he wants, but he chooses to remain calm through the conversation. You know come to think of it, maybe its his interest after all that he is concerned about.

I do realize that I have this voice, but now I have a hard time getting the projector to work.

K9 said...

i am working on this very thing. what i say to myself. its like a lot of things: takes practice. and being aware of when it is happening, and stopping it and correcting the bad pattern.

dr.alistair said...

k9, 95% of everything we accomplish is due to hard work. some see the finished product and are amazed, but we know the hours of effort that go into creating.

internal dialogue is the same.

once we notice the words in our head, we can go, shut the fuck up, if we don`t liekw hat we hear.

suprisingly this works 100% of the time.

it just takes some guts to try it the first time. can integrate the voice into your self, and as you do, you will begin to feel a sense of control and pleasure knowing you have mastered a part of you.

dr.alistair said...

and the movie projector may have a few parts that need replacing. can you see what they might be?

do you have a favorite movie you play on your projector?

can you see it being played now?