Talking to Ourselves




We are always talking to ourselves, even when we are talking to others.  We tell the world who we are, what we are, who they are, what they should do - only to convince ourselves - to create a world that we can understand - a world where we feel safe.


Realizing this, think about your conversations.  You will learn a lot if you take the time to listen.

Check Paige Burkes' great article 'Sailing Through Life' at Simple Mindfulness.

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6 comments:

  1. It certainly pays to listen more. That picture there says it all.

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  2. Right, what we hear and see in others is a reflection of ourselves.

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    1. Is it we are the begining and we are the end?

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    2. The Alpha and the Omega. :) I don't know...I just know that you can learn a lot about yourself by paying attention when you interact with others.

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    3. One of the mysteries of life, just listen.

      Dan

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  3. Indeed this is true. I will certainly be more mindful of this over the course of the week...

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