Naughty, Naughty Negative Self Talk

This morning as I recorded my weight loss in the “My Net Diary” app (which is really cool BTW) it said I had lost 3.8 lbs. since August 25th.

“Well, that doesn’t seem like much,” I heard myself say to myself.

“Excuse me?  That’s not bad considering that is about a week,”  and I checked on my calendar to be sure.

“Maybe so,” the negative talk said, “but still, you’ve got a long way to go.”

“Whatever!” I retorted.  “Get out of here and leave me alone!  I am going to reach my goal no matter how long it takes so you can just stop.”

Those negative voices we hear in our heads . . . are they us or do they come from somewhere else?

That is a huge topic.  Is it our own negative voice?  Is it the “Dot People”?  Is it the devil?  Is it the dark side?

I will not attempt to say.  What is important is that we recognize that we do not have to be influenced if we are aware enough to recognize that that voice is simply the opposition.  When we realize this we are empowered to let it go and ignore that nay-sayer, Mr, Negative.

Reminds me of a cartoon I watched as a kid.  There was this elephant who had these ideas, and there was this lion who always said, “It won’t work . . . crazy elephant!”

I don’t remember any more about the cartoon, but that lion represented the negative people in our lives, the negative recordings we have in our heads, and the negative influences around us.

WE DO NOT HAVE TO LISTEN!

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