Worth a try?

What do we tell ourselves internally? How do we speak to ourselves?

My guess…we speak badly to ourselves, we tell ourselves all kinds of stories based on the psychological fears that our mind creates.

Interestingly we do not say good things to ourselves, we don’t focus being kind to ourselves.

This is a choice that we make every day, without hesitation, in our unconscious mind-state, we are not even aware of these repeating patterns, and we are not aware of the damage it does to our mental and physical health.

We could, of course, choose to become more conscious and step away from the unkind narratives. Just think how things would change if we decided to be kind to ourselves. Worth a try?

Dialogue not monologue

The challenge with only one narrative being voiced and seen as acceptable is that there is no balance, there is no respectful intellectual debate that would test the narrative being presented. So it is one-sided and as time passes it becomes dictatorial.

This is especially of concern when the one voice is one of authority that has been seen as a trusted source.

We live increasingly in a world of homogenisation and a single narrative where the opposing one is ridiculed and presented as ‘anti’ or ‘looney’.

If we want to maintain a healthy society there needs to respectful discussion of views of all, a dialogue not a monologue.