So... for the last eight years of guiding creative souls to face and overcome their blocks, I've always believed that everyone has an inner critic that would talk to them inside their head. But yesterday I happened upon someone who was flipping out over a "fun fact" they discovered; then I in turn had my world flipped as well!!
The idea that has everyone questioning everything is this:
There are some people who can "hear" a clear internal narrative inside their head, and some people don't.
What in the what!?
If you're like me, you can (and often do!) have conversations with yourself inside your head. But apparently there are some people who don't think in complete sentences, it's more abstract and/or fragmented.
I have no idea how I've gone this long talking to others about our inner worlds and NOT realized that the thought process can be different for everyone!! Sure, I knew we all experience and navigate our inner worlds differently. And I've heard how people hear or sense their intuition differently - either with words, images, feelings or hunches... but it didn't occur to me that they may think that way as well!!
So now I'm questioning everything, and I'd love to learn more about this.
In my experience, I can sometimes have a "negative" thought, which feels like someone else talking to me inside my head saying something like "Oh you're so stupid!" or "Why did you say that!?" - which I then have to consciously counter argue or reframe.
I'll take a risk at making another assumption - that we all experience fears and doubts - and if so, how does this show up in those who don't hear an internal narrative?? How do they make sense of their world if not with language? How do they make decisions or think something through if they don't journal daily? How do they get curious about life and ask questions to themselves?
I can hear all these questions and more circling around in my brain, and it's getting kinda loud and full in here! lol
---->> I'd love to hear from you - how do you experience your inner world and thoughts??
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Always in curiosity and love,
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