SELF-TALK REQUIRES SELF-LISTENING
Saturday Nov. 25, 2017
Whether we are high-drama, low-drama or no-drama people, we let words and actions of others slice into our lives, into our plans like hot knives cutting butter.
Our defenses might have been down. Maybe we were on guard for the wrong things.
Then it happens.
Not often is someone saying ‘gotcha!’
But it feels that way.
Life’s slings and arrows don’t show up automatically.
Yet it seems to me we open the door for them.
We allow ourselves to hear what should be ignored.
We allow ourselves to feel what should be dismissed.
We allow ourselves to see images of situations which are distorted.
We allow ourselves to have other define us – how we feel, what we see and what our experiences are.
Turmoil is best solved with solitude – not dialogue. Worse yet, someone else’s monologue.