I often find myself having a conversation about ‘that voice in your head.’ We all do it, just nobody ever mentions it for fear of seeming a little, well, odd. For most people I speak to, the voice is very negative and hugely destructive. ‘The voice’ will tell people they are unlovable, worthless and that everybody hates them to mention just a few.
It’s useful to think of this voice as a parrot. Imagine you’ve been given a parrot. Yes, this parrot talks, but it’s just able to repeat words, it doesn’t give any meaning or comprehension to the words. It’s just a parrot. This parrot has been specifically trained to be unhelpful and constantly criticise you. Imagine getting up late in the morning, the parrot sits there telling you how stupid you are for ignoring the alarm and getting up late. The parrot then goes on to tell you how useless you are for being late again, and that you’re a pathetic waste of space.
Just how long would you put up with this abuse before (at least), putting the parrot out of earshot or covering up the cage? So why do you put up with the constantly critical voice in your head? Notice the voice, and throw a towel over the cage.
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