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Negative Self-Voice

Friday, October 04, 2013

My negative self-voice, which I affectionately call "the Sh*t Talker", is constant when I find myself in highly stressful, non-spiritual situations. Often times it is when I haven't taken the necessary steps to get centered with my God and my universe. As a person in recovery, I have often equated the negative self-voice with being the voice of ego or the voice of the disease, as it is the voice that tells me I am better than and less than, often at the same time about the same thing. It is the voice that tells me that my responsibilities can wait, now is the time for fun and/or comfort (eating, smoking, drinking, etc.).
I have found a remedy, somewhat of an ability to turn the volume down. I think the voice is still there, just not audible and/or not so negative. This remedy is through self-appraisal, admission of defects, making amends and through prayer and meditation, with the emphasis on prayer and meditation. When I catch my breath, say my prayer (non-selfish prayers of course), and get quiet long enough to hear the answers, the negative voice volume falls dramatically, even to the point of being inaudible.
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    Oh thank you for sharing this. I wondered today if I was the only one who had a "negative voice". I love that you actually gave yours a personality. The Sh*t Talker (LOVE IT). I am in the process of getting mine under control. That voice when I look in the mirror that thinks Sheesh a better body is gonna take forever.......farther than my negative voice and person can see into the future. It makes me feel bad and sometimes the way I cope with that is by trying to do something to pick myself up....that usually revolved around food in some way. I never noticed how much I knew about various restaurants/food/recipes etc until I started watching what I ate and heard myself talk about it to other friends. It was like a little light come on, like NO WONDER you feel as big as a house....your world revolved around food. Well not anymore.

    1651 days ago
  • NIKI778
    That is a great way to deal with your negative voice. I am still learning mechanisms to cope with mine.
    1659 days ago
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