How to Quiet the Voice in Your Head

Do you have a little voice inside your head that’s constantly running a play-by-play of your life? Does it unceasingly package your life, verbally preparing your experience for transmission to another unidentified listener? I just went on an eight-day silent retreat, and apparently, my inner narrator didn’t get the memo that it was time to be silent. For the first five days, the voice didn’t stop talking, not even to catch its imaginary breath. With obsessive precision, it explained to me what I was doing, how I had transformed, and what spiritual lessons I had learned. Over and over, my inner narrator repeated my experience to me, prepared it for sharing, and made sure I had everything mentally wrapped up.

How to Quiet the Voice in Your Head

Do you have a little voice inside your head that’s constantly running a play-by-play of your life? Does it unceasingly package your life, verbally preparing your experience for transmission to another unidentified listener?

I just went on an eight-day silent retreat, and apparently, my inner narrator didn’t get the memo that it was time to be silent. For the first five days, the voice didn’t stop talking, not even to catch its imaginary breath. With obsessive precision, it explained to me what I was doing, how I had transformed, and what spiritual lessons I had learned. Over and over, my inner narrator repeated my experience to me, prepared it for sharing, and made sure I had everything mentally wrapped up.