What is Inner-Speech?
We speak 50000 words a day (150 to 300 words per minute). While you are reading these words, you are also in a dialogue with yourself. At the same time, you are debating the effects of this article on you, the things you have to do today, or worries about the future etc. This inner thinking or inner conversation takes place in the conscious zone of our minds.
What most people do not know is that our inner conversations are conscious commands. The task of our subconscious is to carry out orders given by the conscious territory of our minds. Our subconscious at personal service for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
How Does Inner-Speech Work?
Imagine a ship crossing the sea. The captain commands to his crew loudly, and the crew fulfill the command. The crew are inside the ship, they do not know what they are doing or where they are heading. They are just fulfilling the orders . Captain represents consciousness while the crew symbolizes subconscious.
So when the captain gives the following orders to the crew:
“Full-forward, 15 degrees north, etc.”
The crew only responds as follows: “You are the commander, captain” and try to fulfill the orders perfectly.
They do not care if the crew go towards an iceberg, or if the ship is going to collide with another ship. Orders can not be judged in any way and the captain can not be questioned. The ship metaphor shows the relationship between consciousness and subconscious well. These are not two different intellects, but they can be described as two parts of the same mind.
So, What we say to ourselves or how we define ourselves take the level of consciousness as the exit point. In other words, It affects the reality. If we consistently say:
“I can not remember the names at all”
“My marriage breaks down and goes away”
“The params will never be params” etc …
Even If you do not realize it, these words are instructions to the subconscious. The duty of our subconscious is to fulfill these instructions without judging them. Our unconscious can not decide whether the instructions are good or bad for us, just fulfilling what we want from him. By uttering these words to ourselves, we are instructing our subconscious to harm our mental health without even realizing it.
Why Internal Speaking is Important?
It is very important that we do not realize that “our view of ourselves (self) is created by our internal talk, and our view of ourselves (self) is determinative of our performance in every aspect of life.”
We may have hundreds of opinions about ourselves. We have a good opinion of our cooking ability, for example “I can cook very well”, we may have a bad opinion related to our social abilities “I have difficulty making friends with people. I can not say a word with a person I’ve met for the first time. “After we say these things, our consciousness is trying to make our vision consistent with ourselves. It may be right to the good, too.
Change Your Life by Changing Your Thoughts
We have not come to the world with a belief, an attitude or an idea. We were an empty ship. We had no belief in how the world should be. From our parents, we received our opinion in the circle, and our opinions about ourselves began to form. Our ideas about whether we will come out on the summit or not, on the contrary, will not be successful have become clearer in our minds. When we were six years old, most of our early ideas about ourselves had already formed. But this is not what we hear from others, but how we interpreted it in our inner talk.
Our own internal talk is about ourselves, and there is a direct relationship between ourselves and our performance. If we want to improve our performance and effectiveness in any area of our lives, we need to improve our view of ourselves.
By creating a language that will allow us to reach the result we desire, we can move our view upward. Let’s begin by sending our unconscious instructions by repeating our renewed inner talk. Our informed subconscious will immediately begin to work to fulfill new tasks.
Our subconscious can never be judged. It does not argue whether something is true or wrong, It does not try to figure out whether It is good for us. It will do what is told by the conscious district of mind.
If you want to change your life, take the first step with your inner talk, I’m sure the results will make you better.