“There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind – you are the one who hears it.” -Michael Singer, The Untethered Soul
“We are all unreliable narrators, not just in the way we tell our stories to others, but how we tell them to ourselves.” -Deb Caletti
“If you had a manager that talked to you the way you talked to you, you’d quit. If you had a boss that wasted as much of your time as you do, they’d fire her. If an organization developed its employees as poorly as you are developing yourself, it would soon go under.” -Seth Godin
Think of the most annoying roommate you’ve ever had. That person pales in comparison with the roommate inside your head. The one who never stops talking, never stops worrying, never allows you one second of peace or focus. Kinda like this scene from the movie “Adaptation.”
Michael Singer writes about this in his excellent book “The Untethered Soul” which I highly recommend…
How would you feel if someone outside really started talking to you the way your inner voice does? How would you relate to a person who opened their mouth to say everything your mental voice says? After a very short period of time, you would tell them to leave and never come back. But when your inner friend continuously speaks up, you don’t ever tell it to leave. No matter how much trouble it causes, you listen.
The solution? First, you must realize that you are not your thoughts. You are the one who hears your thoughts.
This simple, yet profound shift, is the beginning of everything. Transformative growth starts there.
It’s time to wake up and say goodbye to that annoying roommate forever.