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My Inner Dialogue

As I lay on my leather coach gazing out the picture window – my mind begins to swirl in an array of thoughts. It is at that moment of silence in which imaginary Freud pops in for a visit!

Me: I wonder why she doesn’t like me?

Imaginary Freud: Does it matter?

Me: Not really!

Imaginary Freud: Good can we can get this nap started?

Me: Do you think I smile too much? Or maybe is it my laugh?

Imaginary Freud: What is wrong with smiling and laughing?

Me: Absolutely nothing! But do you think because I try to stay positive I annoy people?

Imaginary Freud: Possibly. But does it matter?

Me: Not really! I try to be sincere and compassionate.

Imaginary Freud: Are we talking about your mother?

Me: God! No! Why do you always have to go back to my mother?

Imaginary Freud: I was just wondering…So yes, yes, you try to be all of the above.

Me: What did I do wrong?

Imaginary Freud: They simply just do not like you.

Me: Fair enough.

Imaginary Freud: Can we get on with this nap?

Me: Yes! Best to get on that! But one more thing – do you think I should change who I am?

Imaginary Freud: Dear why change? You are who you are!

Me: Thank you! I guess it’s their loss.

Imaginary Freud: Yup!

Me: So in the wise words of one of my favorite people “If you don’t like what you see F@ &! Ya!”

Imaginary Freud: If we are not going to talk about your mother – could we please have a nap now!

Me: Yes! But because I’m talking to you in my head does that make me crazy?

Imaginary Freud: Please just go to sleep!

It is with that I took the hint, curled up with my blanket, and had a glorious nap!

Do you have an inner dialogue? What does it soundΒ  like?

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57 replies

  1. Truly – hilarious. Part of what makes it so delightful is that I used to carry on inner dialogues all the time, and now I don’t. I don’t know why I stopped – I think partly because I started boring myself.

    Now, I just write blog posts in my head. I think that’s what Freud would have called progress.

  2. Heh, your inner Freud is a provocateur! A mix, dialogue, storytelling, issue contemplation, music play, life issues, humour, playing with spoonerisms, and who knows what else…

  3. Yes, that’s why I started taking the “menopause pill.” πŸ™‚ I stopped taking it about a week and a half ago because my new doctor told me it is probably the reason I haven’t lost any weight even though I exercise six days a week (a little side effect I wish I had known about). So far (post pill) the critical inner voice has remained fairly quiet (except for the nightly “hey you, wake up and worry” nudge at 3:11 a.m.), but I’m pretty sure my husband’s inner dialogue now involves obscenties about the reappearance of my external backseat driving voice.

    You seem like an extremely likable person; please shut those negative voices down and get some rest (you’re too young for a menopause pill).

    1. I am not ready for the menopause pill! I’m terrified of all the hot flashes and the jokes I use to poke at my Mom. I now I’m bound to get it tenfold! I think you should get some rest let that inner voice come out when you are in need of a nap1 It’s never good when the inner dialogue wakes you in your sleep πŸ˜‰ Did I ever mention how much I love sleep?

  4. Loving the post – hillarious:) Just recently I started having an inner dialouge with myself when I wake at 3 am and stare at the ceiling for 30 to 45 minutes. Sometimes this dialouge is positive and sometimes leans more towards the negative side.

  5. My inner dialogue is usually a very abrasive drill sergeant. I picture him as having no neck and hairy thumbs. It’s very motivational, especially at 4:30 am when that darned alarm is going off. Can I get Freud’s card. I may want to switch. πŸ˜‰

  6. Having read “A New Earth”, when the inner dialogue starts, I have determined it’s usually my ego talking. I tend to tell it to ‘shut up’. Sometimes I flap around the house like a goose to flap off the inner dialogue, which of course my household of men, which have tendancy to bring me to that point, want to call for the straightjacket folks. The ego can do me a lot of damage. The art has become which is intuition and which is ego, that has helped me to learn to grow.

      1. Intuition comes when I am quiet and listen to my core. Ego comes from my head. I am classic for setting the stage , picking the actors, writing the script, creating the lighting, and setting the music. I then direct the whole scenario in my head. Once I realized that I was doing that for countless years, I have been able to stop the process. It’s difficult but can be done.

      2. It must be a great theatre performance do you ever jot these conversations down for your blog posts? I suppose silence would be much preferred I do try to silence my thoughts by counting backwards. It helps – I hope someday I master that serenity πŸ™‚

  7. Yeah, so that first comment went on the wrong blog…. Oops…that’s what happens when I have multiple tabs open.

    Imaginary Freud sounds suspiciously like Imaginary Friend. There’s no such thing as smiling too much.

  8. Love it, as I love all your posts πŸ™‚ My mind dwells on conversations I wish I could have, or conversations I wish had gone differently, or worst-case scenarios (like, with my family ending up in abject poverty), or best-case scenarios (like, becoming a world-renowned writer and never having to worry about money EVER AGAIN). My mind never shuts off. Ever.

      1. It does!!! Haha that’s where a lot of it comes from, actually. That and me thinking in the shower. I need a white board and EXPO markers in there, because as soon as I open the bathroom door, POOF! there go all my ideas!!

      2. You definitely need some bathroom crayons for the shower! A great idea – I think I might just have to run out and get some! I find my ideas come and go at the worst of times πŸ™‚

  9. i think you’re pretty familiar with whom my inner dialogues occur – and i’m pretty sure that neither He nor Freud would be caught dead actually using the kind of language that you and i attribute to them – another Home Run post, m’dear!

  10. Hahaha! I usually imagine what those people/characters (usually Cadet Kelly off the disney movie, and Jenny Humphrey from Gossip Girl) would do. So i think over that and get the same answer as you. If you don’t like what you see, the F#*% Ya!

  11. I definitely have an inner dialogue. The “person” with whom I am dialoguing varies. Sometimes I’ll say something to my husband and he’ll ask me if that was a conversation I had out loud with him or in my head with him. Nice to know I’m not the only one doing that.

  12. So awesome! I’m working on a post for tomorrow about all of the reasons I shouldn’t have to be the parent chaperone for my son at birthday parties. In a round about way, we’re sort of writing about the same thing. I’m so glad I’m not alone! As for the inner dialogue? I talk myself down when I’m mad, so that I don’t say hurtful things to people I care about. It sounds silly, but it works!

  13. you managed to capture an inner dialogue!!!!????!!! well done πŸ™‚
    i have too much going on in my head – it is difficult to pin it down… guess i need to give it a try.

  14. I have 1,000 inner dialogues! It doesn’t matter with who. (With whom?) Freud, the trees, my blogging friends. It’s a delight to meet another one of us. πŸ™‚

  15. Definitely I have a running inner dialogue going with myself and others, although I try to avoid Dr. Freud. He doesn’t like my id, ego, or superego.

    I tend not to trust people who are against the concept of naps. All the great people take naps, right? May I see a show of hands? πŸ™‚

  16. Wow, it was almost as if I was reading a conversation where I was talking to MYSELF. Yes, I have the inner dialog and yes, it often (mostly always) revolves around wondering why *someone* (there’s a list) doesn’t like me. Do I ask too many questions? Too many probing, personal questions? Am I too perky? Not perky enough? Not cynical/angst ridden enough? Not enough of anything to be enough? This was a great post and I imagine so very universal to us all.

    1. Than you πŸ™‚ I think I can drive myself crazy with questions and maybe that is something universal in us all. I sometimes even try to analyze conversations just to drive myself nuts…I think the best thing we can do is to shut the noise off in our head and just live our life for ourselves.

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