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Who’s in charge of your thoughts?

You aren’t crazy. It’s normal to have a voice or three in your head. Since human beings are children longer than most mammals, to keep us safe we evolved a way to always have Mommy and Daddy with us when they are out of sight. Their voices get stuck in our heads, i.e. “parental introjects” in psychological terms. It may sound like your voice, but it’s not. “Look both ways before you cross the street,” exhorts Mom. “You should be ashamed of yourself,” says Dad. It’s not god. It’s not the truth. It’s your parents. Now that you are an adult taking care of yourself, it’s time to decide whether their advice is something you wish to keep or something to which to say, “Thanks for sharing. Now beat it.”—MR

Silence your inner critic: a guide to self-compassion in the toughest times

By Elle Hunt, The Guardian US, January 6, 2021

Is your internal monologue friendly, calm and encouraging – or critical and bullying? Here is how to change it for the better.

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