Sunday Story…Say What?
I talk to myself constantly. From the time I get up in the morning until I go to sleep at night there is a running dialog in my head. Most of the time this conversation is mundane…don’t forget to buy bread, remember to call so and so stuff like that. The things that run our daily lives. No big deal, most of that stuff.
What is a big deal is the stuff we tell ourselves about ourselves. How often do you berate yourself for some imagined flaw? How often do you denigrate yourself? Do you beat yourself up for doing something “wrong”? Do you cut yourself down for not being good enough or not remembering something or failing to perform to some supposed standard you weren’t aware of?
Ask yourself this simple question:
If I heard someone talking to my child/spouse/parent/friend this way what would I do or say? Would I step in and correct them? Would I ask them to stop? Or would I just nod and silently assent?
Here’s the deal…if you wouldn’t let someone else talk to someone you love the way you talk to yourself…Don’t Do it!
Words are powerful. Words have meaning. The words we speak to ourselves are probably even more powerful than the words other people speak to us. Your opinion of yourself is your business. It may be the only one that counts. You spend all day talking to yourself so say nice, positive, uplifting things. There is enough negativity in the world. There is no sense contributing to it with your interior dialog.