This morning John walked into the café and sat down at a corner table and started loudly talking to himself.
My Syrian friend, Tony, turned to me. “He’s crazy.”
“You have voices in your head too,” I replied.
“What do you mean?”
When we worry, question our decisions, or wonder about what we’re doing then we’re engaging in negative self-talk. The first discipline, the first disciple of Jesus, was Simon. The name ‘Simon’ means, from Hebrew, “He who has heard/hears.” (Wikipedia). What we hear comes from outside us. It comes from our parents, siblings, teachers, and the internet and TV. Often, if you listen closely to your self-talk you’ll hear your father or mother criticizing you.
WE CREATE OUR LIVES
Then what happens is we repeat out loud what we’ve been saying to ourselves. Those vibrations go out and create reality around us. When we have the discipline of hearing what we choose, we listen to the good, the true and the beautiful. Since we are creators of ourselves, our lives become good, true and beautiful.
CHOOSE WHAT YOU LISTEN TO
You can choose what you want to see, what you listen to, and what life you want. Consider not watching the news, not listening to people who say how bad life is; also you can stop paying attention to your internal self-talk. What you don’t pay attention to will fade away.
- You are a good person, a fantastic human being. Right now, wrap your hands around yourself and say, “I like myself.” “I like myself!”
- You create your reality by the stories you hear, the words you repeat internally, and the things you say. Liking yourself is a good place to start.
I LIKE YOU!
I like myself and I like you.