Who's talking?

Are you aware of the voices in your head? Do you know where they originate from? 

I did this exercise with a friend over a weekend a couple of weeks back. We practiced noticing where the voices in our head originated from as we were talking to each other. I could say something and then notice; oh, no, that's not me believing this, that's something I heard from someone growing up. Or, she would say something and then correct herself; nope, this is just something I think someone else expects of me to say/ think/ feel. 

Since then, I've been practicing on my own. Observing my thoughts and questioning their origin and it's been really helpful. 

So often we internalize external dialogues and make them our own without even questioning it. Do I believe this? Is this the right way forward for me? Is this really important to me or to someone else? 

Try it - next time you're having an uncomfortable thought - ask yourself; who's talking? 

With all my love,