How much time is spent consciously talking to ourselves? And what kind of talk is it? Note the emphasis on consciously. We talk to ourselves all the time. Most of the talk is unconscious and negative, and most likely if we talked to our friends the way we talk to ourselves, we wouldn’t have any friends! But when the topography of our outer landscape changes beyond recognition, what do we do?
Taking the time to have these little conversations in our heads, can transform the way we think and view our internal and external landscapes, so I thought I would share a little of my own process when my creativity is well, less than creative.
Talking to myself can offer me a pause in my nonsensical thinking and I can pay attention to my inner dialogue. The moment I pay attention to anything, my thinking shifts. I actively bring the process of processing, to my conscious mind, and pay attention to what it is I am thinking.
When I pay attention to my little voice and the feeling behind it, I realize that some of the thoughts that pop into my head don’t apply anymore or I have had an overreaction to an emotional situation. Over time, I have learnt to recognise the main themes that occur and reoccur, and that then gives me the power to change my thinking along with my responses.
I have to admit to a somewhat erratic schedule with my ’art’ing of late, and I ask that you try not to tire of the gaps in my creativity. I am actively listening to myself and any comments left by you and I sincerely hope that active ‘art’ing, will resume soon!
In the meantime, I am wishing you all happy thoughts and an ability not to judge yourselves too harshly; we are all doing way better than we think…