Not a question we often ask when contemplating the chatter in our head. It is a voice so familiar, that we believe it has always been a part of us - it is a part of us, isn't it?
But if you have the tendency to feel like there's multiple personalities in your mind, then you might question whether you can trust this voice - who is this speaking, and would we really be this cruel to ourselves so often - cause so much self-inflicted pain.
I have read so many theories from traditional psychotherapy to new age spirituality, about the ego, and the soul, and intuition, and it can all be quite confusing to know what the answer is... But yet amongst all of these theories, I have tended to settle on the following contemplation -
"who you are is not the voice - the Thinker - but the one who is aware of it." Eckhart Tolle.
It took me a number of times to read this quote over again and again when I began reading Tolle's work, but the conclusion I came to was - I guess it takes both a speaker and a listener, for there to even be a communication - it takes both to have an interaction! So doesn't that mean I must be both the voice, and the one who listens?
I find when the voice stops, the calm silence overwhelms me in a blanket of absolute pure comfort and awareness. I prefer to relax and relish the quiet, I find it is a source of great inspiration.
So if we are in fact both the chatter and the silence - does this mean we have the power to control the constant commentary of our lives? I know for me, I truly believe that the chatter is rarely helpful, I would much rather embrace being the silent muse, and hence why I meditate.
Awareness of what we tell ourselves can be so critical when it comes to instigating change in our world. The drama we create, the big stories of tragedy, and misery, the stories of love, and hate, and disaster, all within our mind, and not a true reflection of the events that actually occur. We take each sliver of life as it happens, and make it into something so significant, but really it is just another second passing in the infinite journey which is the life we live.
"life isn't as serious as the mind makes it out to be." Eckhart Tolle.
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