In this video, Eckhart Tolle explains that self-talk is a form of self-hypnosis and prevents us from awakening. Since the majority of our self-talk is negative it creates a lens through which we view the world. The first step towards freedom from self-talk is to recognize we have a voice in our heads; the second step is to observe what the voice is saying.
We are asleep when we look at reality through the lens of our self-talk. When we believe every thought that pops into our heads, we have the potential to create an enormous amount of suffering for others and ourselves.
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