Moderns are taught that those conversations in one’s head are the total product of SELF. This is quite a new teaching, perhaps just one- or two-hundred-years-old.
Like most modern narratives, it fails to satisfy and it fails to explain much of what takes place during these conversations.
The Running Conversation in Your Head – A collection of narratives about the voices in one’s head.
How loud and insistent those voices become are determined by several things; none of which, of course, are covered in this article–which is, quite naturally, designed to drag away any who are interested from the truth of the matter.
As the linked story goes, those voices–called “inner speech” by the subject of this interview–are all conversations with oneself.
We’ve started to realize that inner speech isn’t just one thing. I think it was assumed that inner speech was just this kind of monologue, the output of a solitary voice chattering away in your head. And we now think there are a few main kinds of inner speech.
A LOT of stories about one’s thoughts are introduced in this sweeping epic.
Hearing voices is a frequently very distressing experience. It’s usually associated with severe mental illness, with a lot of different psychiatric diagnoses.
Why is hearing voices “frequently very distressing” if these inner conversations are really just between “self and self”?
The “expert” never really explains, other than to chalk it up to “but for some reason they don’t recognize that speech as having been produced by themselves“–although he does reveal a little more than he ought to have.
The idea is that when somebody hears a voice, what’s happening is that they’re actually producing some inner speech but for some reason they don’t recognize that speech as having been produced by themselves.It’s experienced as something that doesn’t belong to the self, that comes from outside.
There’s never really any clues about why these voices–if they were really just that person’s inner speech–many times urge that person to engage in self-destructive acts. There’s also no explanation for why these voices are perceived as coming “from outside” one’s self.
Although the “expert” alludes to this happening, he never explains it.
They can be quite distressed by the idea that what they’re hearing is just themselves speaking, often because what is said is so unpleasant.
Interesting read. The reader will learn little about inner voices.
But the discerning reader will learn plenty about deception.
Something the expert had written is very helpful–though not in the way the “expert” intended.
“Another area in which inner speech might turn out to be important is in our reasoning about right and wrong.”
The intention is this discussion will continue at some future point.
DOES the reader hear voices?
DOES the reader hold conversations he thinks are with himself?
DOES the reader wish to establish control over this whole process?
THERE is still time to change direction (repent) and place one’s trust in Almighty God and His Son, Jesus Christ.
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”
—2 Corinthians 4:3
[Portions of this piece originally appeared in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 28, 2016.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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