The Voice Inside Your Head
This is a visual representation of my mind... anyone else? If so, read below.
I think too much. That voice inside my head never shuts up. I am constantly engaged in a mental dialogue that I did not ask to be a part of. But nevertheless, here I am, debating whether Sarah saw me wave at her in the Trader Joe’s parking lot.
“Did she see me? Of course she did. But why didn’t she wave back? She hates me. Well I hate her too then. Oh whatever, she just didn’t see you. Okay, fine.”
I never really thought much about that voice. I guess I was too busy thinking about everything else (like Sarah)... UNTIL I started reading THE UNTETHERED SOUL. The first chapter is titled, “The voice inside your head.”
It says, “There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind — you are the one who hears it. People go through so many changes in the name of “trying to find myself.” They want to discover which of these voices, which of these aspects of their personality, is who they really are. The answer is simple: none of them.”
“Come to know the one who *listens* to the voice and you will come to know one of the great mysteries of creation.”
I had to stop reading to process this information. But that was a major “AHA moment” for me. I’m not exactly sure what I’m supposed to do with this new knowledge, but I’m only on chapter one, so there’s more coming.
I thought I would share, because maybe there IS hope for us overthinkers. Anyway, I’ll be here overthinking about it in the meantime.