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self talk | a prompt

The bridge to happiness and contentment in life can depend almost entirely on the colour of language that forms in one part of the brain and is received in another.

Self Talk is the modern name for the little jabber jabber chattering on your shoulder, dictating your every move, reviewing your decisions past and present and sometimes playing the role that represents a relative of Lucifer – the one you don’t get along with.

Many of us listen with resolution to this voice, allowing the words to infiltrate and activate our existence, no matter the flavour. Few of us realise that in fact, the fragrance of the word tones emitted and accepted are defined by our very own consciousness.

It can be hard goddamn work to tell yourself one thing when your cells are working in unison to spread fake news about another. It turns out though, that the catalogue of words which filters through the back of our eyes and decorates the daily mood weather, can have an impressive impact on how we actually show up to our day. Self talk can inflict a sense of elation if you want it to, or it can bring you smack down into the crevasse of a chronic depressive…if you want it to.

Knowing this, the choice to make really shouldn’t be a difficult one. So let’s just cut the bull shit and get it done. Positive self talk that is going to progress our lives is what we all need. Give power to yourself.

It matters not how strait the gate,
      How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
      I am the captain of my soul.

-William Ernest Henley

"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all."

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