Ideally you are quiet-minded and there are no voices in your head, but okay, if you can’t quiet yourself at least point yourself toward thinking charitable, compassionate and loving thoughts about yourself. And that’s not ego. That’s the real you. You are a decent person, you do care and you do want to love and be loved. And of course like everyone else you have some struggles and peccadilloes, but that doesn’t change your worthiness in the slightest. You are as integral to the universe as anyone else. So keep in mind (no pun intended) that every single voice inside your head is just you talking to yourself. It’s absurd that you would pay attention to that voice as though it has some profound meaning. Silence. Silence has profound meaning. Talk is all ego by nature. Talk lives in the divided world, where ego is. Ego divides and describes. Your spirit doesn’t. So try to just use your mind as an awareness and absorption input device and not as an opinions and language output device. And always always always always remember that any voice in your head is meaningless and it holds zero power to make you do anything unless you inexplicably choose to act on hollow thoughts. If you’re going to think anything, think positive thoughts. But as much as you can, just try to be really, really quiet. If you’re quiet enough, wisdom is all that’s left. Take care.
Note: Everyone who posts or shares a quote does so with the very best of intentions. That said, I have created the series of Other Perspectives blog posts in an effort to prevent some of these ideas from entering into people’s consciousness unchallenged. These quotes range from silly to dangerous and—while I intend no offence to their creators—I do use these rebuttals to help define and delineate the larger message I’m attempting to convey in my own work. I do hope you find them helpful in your pursuit of both psychological and spiritual health.
Following a serious childhood brain injury Scott McPherson unwittingly spent his entire life meditating on the concepts of thought, consciousness, reality and the self. This made him as strange to others as they were to him. Seeing the self-harm people created with their own overthinking, Scott dedicated part of his life to helping others live with greater awareness. He is currently a writer, speaker and mindfulness instructor based in Edmonton, AB, where he finds it strange to write about himself in the third person.