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Self-Talk Insights from 3D Series

4 Main Spiritual Failures Text


Insights into Self-Talk Are Collected from 3D

  • Ego will help you to recognize, remove, and replace your ego: a.k.a. self-esteem.

“To be poured into without becoming full, and to pour out without becoming empty, without knowing how this is brought about—this is the case of ‘Containing the Light’.” —Chung Tzu


Notes on This Page

  • This collection comes from the author’s notes and not the books based on the 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment series.
  • There can be differences in the published versions of these insights, but the dates should be accurate.
  • The search method used “Self-talk” and this might have resulted in some instances being overlooked and not added here.
  • The years used were 2004 through 2012. More could be added from other years but this page is already long.
  • The years 2017 and 2018 have been collected on other pages directly related to self-talk.

3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2004-10

2004-06-30

  • Self-talk is conditioning.
  • We are responsible for much of your early conditioning.
  • You are responsible for your on-going conditioning.
  • Your self-talk affects you more than my self-talk.
  • Your self-talk is your responsibility to your self.

2009-02-03

  • Self-talk: Negative self-talk does not improve self, but, instead, reinforces self as the bad.
  • Self-talk: Negative self-talk does not motivate to the good, but, instead, discourages good.
  • Self-talk: Negative self-talk does not lead to the good, but, instead, often leads to the bad as that is seen as the only choice left.
  • Self-talk: Negative self-talk is impractical and ineffective because negative self-talk focuses on controlling and changing self instead of behavior.
  • Self-talk: Negative self-talk does not change or control negative behavior, but, instead, convinces you that negative behavior is both inevitable and inescapable.

2011-03-10

  • Self-talk is an attempt to keep your Frankenstein monster, ego, alive by repeating noise.
  • Self-talk is an attempt to keep your Frankenstein monster, ego, alive with fake continuity.
  • Self-talk is an attempt to keep your Frankenstein monster, ego, alive with energy from conflict from knowing not.
  • Self-talk is an attempt to keep your Frankenstein monster, ego, alive with new body parts ripped from judging others.
  • Self-talk is an attempt to keep your Frankenstein monster, ego, alive with guilt and shame shock-treatments (ECT) to old body parts.

3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2011

2011-03-11

  • Self-talk is just that–talk–it pertains to no one.
  • Self-talk is not only about no one, it is no one talking.
  • Self-talk is an imaginary struggle between dead experience parts to be or not be you.
  • Self-talk is about collected experience parts trying to be reformed into the appearance of a self.
  • Self-talk is an association game of mindlessly gathering and connecting parts in the hopes of sustaining the shifting sands of surreal self.

2011-03-12

  • Self-talk is self-deception.
  • Self-talk is based on the lie that “I” exists.
  • Self-talk is a conversation between no one.
  • Self-talk is a dialogue between two imaginary playmates.
  • Self-talk is based on the lie that making noise in your head will affect something.

2011-03-13

  • Self-talk is much ado about nothing.
  • Self-talk is when no one is talking and no one is listening.
  • Self-talk is endless chatter about nothing trying to sustain nothing.
  • Self-talk is when you superstitiously fear human thought, so vainly work to try to control and change it.
  • Self-talk is the noise you get rid of when you find quietude, peace, tranquility, serenity, harmony, enlightenment.

2011-03-16

  • Self-talk is the disease of the soul.
  • The end of self starts with self-talk.
  • The start of self-talk is the end of self.
  • Self-talk does not know who it is talking about.
  • Talking or thinking about a sunset kills the experience of the sunset, and the same is true about self-talk killing the self.

2011-03-17

  • Self-talk spreads like any virus infecting others by contact.
  • Little children are quickly destroyed by learning the self-talk of their family.
  • Living with anyone puts your mental health at risk from contact with their self-talk.
  • The more seriously people take their self-talk, the more serious should be your resolve to stay away from them.
  • Other people’s self-talk contains bacteria that can cause you infectious diseases like feelings of superiority or inferiority.

2011-03-18

  • Self-talk is a bad comic book.
  • Self-talk is the addiction no one dares to mention.
  • Your degree of insanity is equal to the degree of your time spent in self-talk.
  • While a scientist can never prove the existence of self-talk, you can never prove the existence of the one being talked about.
  • Severe mental illness is when you have self-talk about your self-talk, and you also hear the world having self-talk about your self-talk.

2011-03-25

  • Self-talk is but a bad dream.
  • Self-talk is the unexamined life.
  • Self-talk is maya, delusion, illusion, lie.
  • Self-talk is gossip as the person it is talking about is not there.
  • Self-talk is like the News, distorted and exaggerated curtailed-information designed to create or exacerbate conflict.
  • 2011-03-26
  • Self-talk is about claiming and claiming has three variations: success, trying, failing.
  • Self-talk falsely claims success for what you cannot do, and did not do, but were open to happening through you, and only after the fact claimed to have done.
  • Self-talk falsely claims trying for what you were or are interfering with, and so thwarting.
  • Self-talk falsely claims failure for what did not happen because you were not open to receive it: you were in the way.
  • Self-talk about success, trying, and failing is lying, as you are only a host not a god.

2011-03-27

  • Anger is often a failed defense against another’s self-talk becoming your own.
  • Anxiety is often a failed defense against another’s self-talk becoming your own.
  • Shame is often over self-talk you superstitiously think others know you have.
  • Guilt is often over self-talk you know you should not have but do not handle well.
  • Depression is often over self-talk not self, not life, not morality, not ethics, not anything important or real.

2011-03-28

  • Self-talk is not your self any more than a description of a train is a train.
  • The self-talk you imagine others have is never the self-talk they do have.
  • The other-talk you imagine others have for you is never the other-talk they do have.
  • Life-talk is always a projection and false as life is neutral and unaware of you.
  • Other-talk is not the person it is about any more than a description of bread is bread.

2011-03-29

  • The cost of self-talk is everything.
  • The cost of surrendering self-talk is only profit.
  • You have everything to gain and nothing to lose by giving up your self-talk.
  • Self-talk serves no useful purpose or function, but only death and destruction.
  • Experiment, test, and verify with personal experience how better you think, feel, and do when free of self-talk.

2011-03-30

  • The end of self-talk is the end of self-destruction.
  • The end of self-talk is the end of self-projection as self.
  • The end of self-talk is the end of self-absorption and narcissism.
  • The end of self-talk is the end of self as knowledge and knowing.
  • The end of self-talk is the end of wasted time and energy spent on the death and destruction of self.

2011-03-31

  • The power of self-talk is the power of poison.
  • The only power of self-talk is to keep you from your self.
  • Attributing anything to self-talk but the death of self is false.
  • While prayer and visualization can affect your life, your self-talk can only drain your life, time, and energy.
  • Worrying about your self-talk because of fears of how it might affect your life is like fearing monsters under your bed.

2011-04-01

  • How come there is no one to turn off your self-talk?
  • How come there is no one to respond to your self-talk?
  • How come there is no one to turn your self-talk back onto itself?
  • How come there is no one to punish or interrogate your self-talk?
  • How come there is no one to test, check, challenge, verify, examine, evaluate, judge, scrutinize, inspect, or investigate your self-talk?

2011-04-02

  • Self-talk is when you are too busy arguing who you are to be who you are.
  • Self-talk is when you are too busy seeking who you are to be who you are.
  • Self-talk is when you are too busy avoiding who you are to be who you are.
  • Self-talk is when you are too busy wondering who you are to be who you are.
  • Self-talk is when you are too busy worrying about who you are to be who you are.

2011-04-03

  • Self-talk is when you are too busy talking about yourself to be your self.
  • Self-talk is when you are too busy thinking about yourself to be your self.
  • Self-talk is when you are too busy worrying about yourself to be your self.
  • Self-talk is when you are too busy trying to fix things about yourself to be your self.
  • Self-talk is when you are too busy trying to hide things about yourself to be your self.

2011-04-04

  • Self-talk is in the way of being.
  • Self-talk is in the way of doing.
  • Self-talk is in the way of intelligence.
  • Self-talk is in the way of understanding.
  • Self-talk is in the way of art, skill, talent, and creativity.

2011-04-05

  • Self-talk is in the way of seeing.
  • Self-talk is in the way of beauty.
  • Self-talk is in the way of hearing.
  • Self-talk is in the way of experience.
  • Self-talk is in the way of music, movies, art, and reading.

2011-04-06

  • Do you know the underlying premises of your self-talk?
  • Do you agree with the underlying premises of your self-talk?
  • Do you inquire about the underlying premises of your self-talk?
  • Do you test or challenge the underlying premises of your self-talk?
  • Do you verify and validate the underlying premises of your self-talk?

2011-04-07

  • Treat your self-talk as the cancer it is.
  • Treat your self-talk the way it treats you.
  • Treat your self-talk like a habitual criminal.
  • Treat your self-talk like someone trying to harm your children.
  • Treat your self-talk like a murderer, rapist, serial killer, child molester, terrorist.

2011-04-08

  • Denounce your self-talk.
  • Finally stand up to your self-talk.
  • Overthrow your fascist self-talk now.
  • Rise up in arms and kill your self-talk.
  • The real revolution is to protest against and overthrow your self-talk.
  • 2011-04-09
  • Self-talk is when you are so full of yourself, you are no good to life.
  • Self-talk is when you are so full of yourself, you are no good to God.
  • Self-talk is when you are so full of yourself, you are no good to others.
  • Self-talk is when you are so full of yourself, you are no good to yourself.
  • Self-talk is when you are so full of yourself, you are no good to family or friends.

2011-04-10

  • Self-talk is the medium of only one message: self-talk.
  • Self-talk cannot comprehend anything, including self-talk.
  • Self-talk is deaf, dumb, and blind to everything but self-talk.
  • The only message of self-talk is self-talk: the medium is the message.
  • The only awareness of self-talk is its own drone devoid of meaning, feeling, and intention.

2011-04-11

  • Who but not “I” would need to say “I”!?
  • The need to assert “I” shows there is no “I”.
  • Hiding behind the mask of “I” lurks the death of self.
  • When you hear “I” in your head, look and see if it is not self-talk talking, and you are gone.
  • Self never says “I”, being naturally aware of self, but self-talk continually claims “I”, because self-talk is never aware of self.

2011-04-12

  • Self-talk slows reaction time.
  • Self-talk disrupts coping responses.
  • Self-talk interferes with coordination.
  • Self-talk inhibits awareness and focus.
  • Self-talk is in the way of problem-solving.

2011-04-13

  • Self-talk prattles in the first-person point of view because self-talk is the new you.
  • Self-talk cackles in the first-person point of view because self-talk is replacing you as you.
  • Self-talk blabs in the first-person point of view because self-talk is usurping self with babbling.
  • Self-talk jabbers in the first-person point of view because self-talk is replacing your original nature.
  • Self-talk chatters in the first-person point of view because self-talk is assuming the role of being by droning.

2011-04-14

  • Self-talk is in the way of listening, as your listening is interrupted by the chatter of self-talk.
  • Self-talk is in the way of performance, as your performance is interrupted by the prattle of self-talk.
  • Self-talk is in the way of paying attention, as your attention is interrupted by the blather of your self-talk.
  • Self-talk is in the way of focus and concentration, as your concentration is interrupted by the cackle of your self-talk.
  • Self-talk is in the way of communing, as your self-talk keeps interrupting you so you cannot be with another long enough to commune with them.

2011-04-15

  • Self-talk must chatter to maintain itself as you.
  • Self-talk cannot afford to shut up and lose its place.
  • Self-talk feigns concern for you only to promote itself.
  • If self-talk stops, then you might realize you are not it and self-talk serves only itself.
  • Self-talk does not care if it hops around like a monkey from this to that, as long as it gets to keep droning.

2011-04-16

  • Self-talk loves conflict, as that keeps it babbling.
  • Self-talk loves problems, as they keep it prattling.
  • Self-talk loves trying and failing, as they keep it cackling.
  • Self-talk loves guilt and shame, as they keep it jabbering.
  • Self-talk loves anger and anxiety, as they keep it chattering.

2011-04-17

  • By what power and authority does your self-talk dominate your thinking?
  • If you were in control, and not your self-talk, then you could easily turn your self-talk on and off.
  • Have you given up your soul to self-talk for the sake of ego and become unable to take it back?
  • Many have found life better without television; if you think that is hard, then try living without any self-talk.
  • To test to see if something is an addiction you are often asked to quit it for a month or more; can you quit your self-talk for even a day?

2011-04-18

  • Self-talk reads into, so loses the original.
  • Self-talk estimates, so misses the original.
  • Self-talk translates, so denies the original.
  • Self-talk explains, so disrupts the original.
  • Self-talk interprets, so redefines the original.

2011-04-19

  • Self-talk judges so hides the original.
  • Self-talk measures so masks the original.
  • Self-talk compares so clouds the original.
  • Self-talk diagnoses so denounces the original.
  • Self-talk separates into parts so secludes the original.

2011-04-20

  • Self-talk can appear to do but never does anything, for it is all talk and no action.
  • Self-talk can appear to feel but never feels anything, for it is all talk and no feelings.
  • Self-talk can appear to hear but never listens to anything, for it is all talk and no silence.
  • Self-talk can appear to resist but never resists anything, for it is all talk and no operations.
  • Self-talk can appear to know but never knows anything, for it is all talk and no experience.

2011-04-21

  • Self-talk ceases when you are thrill-seeking because self-talk cannot keep up then.
  • Self-talk ceases when you do extreme sports because self-talk would be lethal then.
  • Self-talk ceases when you are overwhelmed by beauty as from a mountain or sunset.
  • Self-talk ceases when your senses are shocked because self-talk is too slow and inadequate to respond.
  • Self-talk ceases when you just listen to a babbling brook or ocean waves because it cannot follow their patterns.

2011-04-22

  • Self-talk acts like you are someone, but you are not.
  • Self-talk acts like others are someone, but they are not.
  • Self-talk acts like you are becoming someone, but you are not.
  • Self-talk acts like there is someone for you to be, but there is not.
  • Self-talk acts like you can be anyone you want to be, but there is no one to be.

2011-04-23

  • The “I” of self-talk is only a thought of a self that is mistakenly construed to be a self.
  • The “I” of self-talk is only a thought of a self that has none of the substance of a real self.
  • The “I” of self-talk is only a thought of a self that is no different or more important than any other thought.
  • The “I” of self-talk is only a thought of a self that is foolishly divided from other thoughts as a thinker or doer thought, when it neither thinks nor does.
  • The “I” of self-talk is only a thought of a self that is foolishly divided from other thoughts as an experiencer or feeler thought, when it neither experiences nor feels.

2011-04-25

  • Bad actors try to make the self-talk “I” act.
  • Inferior actors force the self-talk “I” to act.
  • Struggling actors switch between the self-talk “I” and their self when acting.
  • Good actors are mostly free of the self-talk “I” when acting.
  • Great actors are free of the self-talk “I” when they act.

2011-04-26

  • Reverse your self-talk.
  • Turn your self-talk on itself.
  • Make the worm self-talk eat its own tail.
  • Insist your self-talk is talking about itself, not you.
  • Put a mirror in front of your self-talk and let it talk to itself.

2011-04-27

  • The self-talk “I-actor” hijacks your self-awareness.
  • The self-talk “I-action” hijacks your other-awareness.
  • With both your awarenesses hijacked, you are hypnotized into the self-talk drone.
  • These thoughts as selves live in pretend dramas that are unsolvable because they do not exist.
  • You are asleep in the dream of ego and must wake up to the fact that these fictions are draining your life away.

2011-04-28

  • Does your self-talk help or hurt?
  • What is the fruit of your self-talk?
  • What are the results of your self-talk?
  • What are the consequences for your feelings and actions of your self-talk?
  • Do you test the outcomes of your self-talk like you would a business program?

2011-04-29

  • Is your self-talk poison or medicine?
  • Is your self-talk discouraging or encouraging?
  • Is your self-talk making you feel and act better or worse?
  • Is your self-talk something you want to share with others or the world?
  • Is your self-talk something you would want for your family and friends?

2011-04-30

  • If you wrote out your self-talk dialogue, would it be embarrassing?
  • If you wrote out your self-talk dialogue, would it be a good or bad novel?
  • If you wrote out your self-talk dialogue, would it be worth a comedy routine?
  • If you wrote out your self-talk dialogue, would it be just another stupid sitcom?
  • If you wrote out your self-talk dialogue, would it be something you were proud of?

2011-05-01

  • Resist being your self-talk.
  • Resist taking your self-talk seriously.
  • Resist giving your identity to your self-talk.
  • Resist giving your self-awareness to your self-talk.
  • Resist giving your other-awareness to your self-talk.

2011-05-02

  • Who gave your self-talk permission to start talking?
  • Who gives your self-talk permission to talk now?
  • Who will take away your self-talk’s permission to talk?
  • Who will keep your self-talk from talking anymore?
  • Who will talk instead of your self-talk?

2011-05-03

  • You will never correct self-talk.
  • You will never change self-talk.
  • You will never control self-talk.
  • You will never convert self-talk.
  • You will never convince self-talk.

2011-05-26

  • Ego is nowhere man.
  • Self-talk is nowhere man.
  • Becoming is nowhere man.
  • Ego is now here, now there, where now?
  • Becoming is now here, now there, where now?

2011-06-24

  • Self-talk is the dance of shadows.
  • Self-talk is shadows in place of self.
  • Self-talk is shadows arguing about who is the real image.
  • Self-talk is shadows as the real; read Plato’s cave analogy.
  • Self-talk is shadow about shadow until only shadows remain.

2011-06-25

  • Can you find the form of the speaker of your self-talk?
  • What is the substance of the speaker of your self-talk?
  • Is the speaker of your self-talk just smoke and mirrors?
  • Is there anything solid or tangible about the speaker of your self-talk?
  • Look at the speaker of your self-talk whenever you can to see and contact whatever is there: know who you are listening to.

2011-06-26

  • Self-talk has no interest in self.
  • Self-talk has no contact with self.
  • Self-talk has no awareness of self.
  • Self-talk has no knowledge of self.
  • Self-talk has no understanding of self.

2011-06-27

  • Self-talk claims you are things as form and image.
  • Self-talk claims it cares when it only cares for itself.
  • Self-talk claims to know when it is the denial of knowing.
  • Self-talk claims it helps when it only helps itself to your time and energy.
  • Self-talk claims to be your conscience when it only advises and commits evil.

2011-06-28

  • Discover the speaker in your mind.
  • Spy on the speaker of your self-talk.
  • Turn your conscience on the speaker in your mind.
  • Turn the focus of the speaker of your self-talk on themselves.
  • Record the speaker in your mind for future examination and analysis.

2011-07-04

  • The only problem is self-talk.
  • There is no one to blame but self-talk.
  • There is nothing to blame but self-talk.
  • Self-talk trying to blame anything or anyone is the snake eating its own tail.
  • Self-talk trying to fix anything makes everything worse, is the snake eating its own tail again.

2011-07-05

  • Self-talk strives against the wind.
  • Self-talk has no relationship with truth.
  • Self-talk claims whatever it can get away with.
  • Self-talk struggles only with self-talk as it self-feeds.
  • Self-talk allows one truth: you can see your steps into darkness.
  • 2011-07-10
  1. Self-talk causes most of your memories in order to continue its dominance of your mind.
  2. Self-talk causes you to remember conflict instead of peace because self-talk lives in and on conflict.
  3. Self-talk causes you to remember failure, error, accident, injury, harm, pain, or anything that it can use for internal conflict.
  4. Self-talk causes you to remember the negative instead of the positive because self-talk uses the negative to cause conflict.
  5. Self-talk causes you to remember anything it  can use to cause positive or negative self-esteem identifications in order to increase and strengthen your ego.

3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2012

2012-03-07

  • Self-talk is living your life, not you.
  • Deconstruct your self-talk to be free.
  • Self-talk has you; you do not have self-talk.
  • Self-talk is at the center of your life, not God.
  • An enlightened person is an adult with no self-talk.

2012-04-03

  • Self-talk talks only to itself.
  • Self-talk talks only about itself.
  • Self-talk talks only to maintain ego.
  • Self-talk talks only to hear itself talking.
  • Self-talk talks only to keep you from yourself.

2012-04-19

  • Self-talk is about nothing good or just.
  • Self-talk is about nothing true or honest.
  • Self-talk is about nothing real or existent.
  • Self-talk is about nothing of value or substance.
  • Self-talk is about nothing worth your time, energy, or attention.

2012-04-20

  • Self-talk is about nowhere that exists.
  • Self-talk is about nowhere that your self is.
  • Self-talk is about nowhere that has life or love.
  • Self-talk is about nowhere that is real or important.
  • Self-talk is about nowhere that isn’t either an illusion or a delusion.

2012-04-21

  • Self-talk is about no one.
  • Self-talk is about nobody.
  • Self-talk has no virtue or value.
  • Self-talk is the enemy no one talks about.
  • Self-talk is a mental addiction–just try and stop it.

2012-04-30

  • Self-talk is about talk, not you.
  • Self-talk describes itself, not you.
  • Self-talk is about its nature, not yours.
  • Self-talk is talking and thinking, not you.
  • Self-talk thoughts are always talking about themselves, not you.

2012-05-06

  • Live in the now, not self-talk.
  • Self-talk serves only self-talk.
  • Self-talk is the enemy of performance, talent, and skill.
  • Self-talk is about concepts, constructs, and images, not beings.
  • Self-talk talks about whatever it can to keep talking, but never you.

2012-05-17

  • No one is or can be the selves self-talk talks about.
  • You must negate the dialectic of self-talk or lose your self to its madness.
  • Any time you allow self-talk arguing, then self-talk is winning you for ego.
  • Self-talk argues two opposite sides as self and wins whichever one you take.
  • Self-talk is the cure for the disease of self-talk making self-talk the greatest con of all time.

2012-06-25

  • Self-talk is when nobody is talking about nobody.
  • Self-talk is when the talk is not heard by the speaker.
  • Self-talk is when the speaker is talking to themselves as someone else.
  • Self-talk is when one fake self talks to another fake self without faking it.
  • Self-talk is when something is said about nothing by nothing for nothing.

2012-08-17

  • Self-talk is like a nagging spouse.
  • Self-talk is like eating broken glass.
  • Self-talk is like self-hypnosis to start smoking.
  • Self-talk is like drinking poison to cure a sickness.
  • Self-talk is like putting your brain through a meat grinder.

2012-08-21

  • Self-talk has you running all over to get lost.
  • Self-talk has you running all over to get nowhere.
  • Self-talk has you running all over to get scattered.
  • Self-talk has you running all over to get eaten alive.
  • Self-talk has you running all over to get rid of your self.

2012-08-22

  • Self-talk is a crooked path that never arrives.
  • Self-talk is a crooked path that breaks you into pieces.
  • Self-talk is a crooked path that loses you along the way.
  • Self-talk is a crooked path that divides and conquers you.
  • Self-talk is a crooked path designed for darkness, destruction, and death.

2012-09-04

  • Self-talk sends you running to and fro seeking truth in lies.
  • Self-talk sends you running to and fro seeking rest in struggle.
  • Self-talk sends you running to and fro seeking peace in conflict.
  • Self-talk sends you running to and fro seeking security in doubt.
  • Self-talk sends you running to and fro seeking light in darkness.

2012-10-06

  • Self-talk is a dialogue that claims to want a monologue that it will never allow.
  • Self-talk is a dialogue that leads to dialogues about dialogues without resolution.
  • Self-talk is a dialogue that exists only to incite new dialogues of an equally contentious nature.
  • Self-talk is a dialogue that you seek to escape and avoid because it brings conflict and pain without benefit.
  • If your inner dialogue does not lead to silence, then either it is self-talk serving ego or it is perverted in some other way.

Related Pages

  1. 3 Duties of Self-Realization
  2. 3 Ego Problems Contain Most Problems
  3. 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment Series
  4. 4 Main Spiritual Failures
  5. 5 Keys of Spirituality
  6. Becoming Is the Enemy
  7. Find Self
  8. Find Your Host Nature: 7 Steps
  9. Focus on 3 Truths for Right Identity
  10. “I” & Right Attachment
  11. Know, Do & Be to Live
  12. Knowing Self As Something
  13. Self-Talk: Insane-Talk
  14. Self-Talk: Negate It
  15. Universality (shared human nature): Way of Peace
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