Topic: Help silencing inner dialogue while reading?
June 25, 2019 / By Celestine Question:
Ok, Basically I'm trying to get better at speed reading. I found out that this can be acomplished by silencing inner dialogue. But How can I do this. Like what I mean is, If I cant think about the word in my mind or say it in my mind how am I supposed to figure out what it means. Like if i dont say the word in my head I have to say the definition to know what it means. How do you comprehend what your reading if you can't think about it. And I think I already learned how to silence the inner dialogue but every now and again while reading. My inner dialogue will say a word at random. Like a main point word. I thought that I was speed reading and managed to stop my inner dialogue but I noticed I didn't retain anything. Thats because I was just skimming the words and I wasn't comprehending them. How can I do this without inner Dialogue?
Annitra | 5 days ago
Your infernal internal dialogue can be brought under control. You might, at this time, think that it doesn’t slow you down that much. I can assure you, unless you have control over it, it does.
Some examples of how internal dialogue hamstrings you include:
Reading speed is doubled if you don’t internally verbalise the words you are reading.
You are able to reach a place of Flow much easier and your Flow states are extended (one of the most common interrupter of flow states is Internal Dialogue)
It is often a common cause of insomnia.
It impairs your learning by distracting you from the learning environment and by stuffing whatever the current topic is into what you already know (This is not what I consider learning).
It often increases the stress you experience.
It serves as a powerful de-motivator. How many times have you talked yourself out of something?
There are many more examples of how your performance can improve once you stop talking to yourself. Internal dialogue has it’s place I want you to understand that. Unfortunately most of us over use our internal dialogue, at the wrong times and wrong places.
I had breakfast the other day with friends who have an 8 month old child. I was awed by the silence in her (One of the common experiences that occurs when your internal dialogue is off, is that you can sense other people’s). She was simply there, watching, learning and experiencing the world. Of course, being 8 months old, she does not yet have the capability for any dialogue, let alone internal. And after reading Kathy Sierra I decided to build this list.
So without further delay, here is a list of methods you can use to get control over this internal dialogue. When I remember or find more, I’ll add them to the list. If you have any of your own, please add them in the comments!
Restate your internal dialogue immediately after hearing it. This brings your internal dialogue under your conscious control by breaking the pattern.
Move the location of your internal dialogue into your voice box. Most people listen to their dialogue coming from a specific location. Often from the back of their head and off to one side. Move that location to where you physically speak from and it usually silences the chat.
You can also extend on #2 by moving the voice to different locations for different effects. Some locations work great for motivating you, others for de-motivating. Experiment.
Further on #2 and #3, you can externalise the voice. Set up a chair, and hear the voice coming from that chair. You can then have a proper conversation with it!
Pick a personal mantra, then use it. “Shut the hell up” is one such mantra:-)
Not really a method, but helps understanding. Who, when your internal dialogue is chattering away, are you speaking to?
Using the 6-step reframing method from NLP. This method uses a signal system to set up with your unconscious mind that allows you to negotiate the times and places to turn on or off your internal alogue.
Imagining a volume control knob. Turn up the volume of your internal dialogue, and turn it all the way down.
If you have internal dialogue that you don’t like very much, changing the tone often helps. Turn the tone into the most seductive, most sensual voice you can imagine. How do you feel about it now?
While rare, sometimes the voice we hear is actually another voice – a parent for example. In these cases, give the voice back to the original owner.
Writing out the words your internal dialogue speaks often helps. Usually it runs out of things to say very quickly. With critical statements, you can also then write out counter examples stating how untrue or over generalised these statements are.
Act. If there is something that you want to do, for example talking to a stranger, hesitation will ensure you talk yourself out of whatever action you considered. If you hear that voice, ignore it and act.
Remember the silence. While you read this sentence, I want you to read it out loud. Half way through a word in a sentence, pause. You mind will, naturally, go on silent hold. Remember this ‘feeling’ and you can bring it back when you want by doing the same with your internal dialogue. With proper practice, you can keep that pause indefinitely.
Wide peripheral vision. Imagine you are balancing an apple on the top of your head. Now move the apple about 2 inches back. Keep your attention on the apple. Now look at the world around you and notice your hands on the keyboard, the top of the monitor, the walls on your left and right and the other objects around you. Notice them all at the same time. Chances are your internal dialogue has quietened down.
Originally Answered: Is there any solid evidence of a government silencing a dissenter or dissenters ?
Officially "Black Ops" (wet works...assassinations and murder) have been against Federal law for many years now..... Even in places where we were involved in killing people such as the murder of South Vietnams President Diem, Iran's Premier Mosaddeq or the Prime Minister of Iraq.... we "allowed" the opposition to do the actual killing. It is reported that there were 8 reported attempts on Castro's life. President Kennedy was reported to have tried to use the Mafia as his assassins. There is some evidence to support the report.
If America has "danced with the Devil"....I am sure there are many countries that have also..
I personally know a man who worked for the CIA in Central America who claimed to have assassinated 6 men. I believe him but of course there is only his word..
NIGHTWIND.... You need to get your facts a little straighter... WTC #7 was hit by debris from the twin towers....several pillars in the basement were destroy.... and a pressurized fuel tank was set on fire..... there is nothing mysterious about the buildings collapse.... a simple glance at the buildings blueprints reveal why and how it fell... in the fire fighting business it is called progressive failure.... your implication is that the building was blown down by explosives.....explain to me how "explosives" that you can not even smoke around survived TWO hours in a raging inferno that was so hot they had to "pull the firemen" for their own safety....
As to the black boxes... most of them were recovered....Allyn Kilschimer a civilian engineer recovered the black box from the Pentagon to name just one..... besides THINK ABOUT IT..... If the government could plan this complex conspiracy WHY could they not fake black boxes too.... why would they "forget" such an important piece of obvious evidence.
The 911 conspiracy is logically absurd.... and physically impossible.... there are no mysteries or anomalies
EDIT I was busy trying to think of foreign governments that silenced "dissenters"... Pinnoche in Chile.....Savak in Iran..... Somoza in Nicaragua...... then I remembered..... "Why did they hang Saddam Hussein?"..... for silencing dissenters....
Saddam killed over a thousand villagers... men, women, children and their domestic animals..... in addition he killed thousands of Kurds from northern Iraq with poison gas.... a perfect example of a government PROVEN to have silenced dissenters
Originally Answered: Is there any solid evidence of a government silencing a dissenter or dissenters ?
Under the old "cloak and dagger" days of government, i'm sure if there were any proof of actual murder, it has bee scrubbed. But there will always be the mysteries that haven't been solved yet. After all, why would something be a mystery if it were simple ? Mysteries are intriguing because they don't make sense the way the government told us they happened, sometimes there's contrary evidence and to any person who can think, they know that someone is lying.
For instance, what about Marilyn Monroes diary ? Sure, she died, sure she was a celebrity. But if the media can get ahold of the gruesome details of Sharron Tate's death, i'm sure that Marilyn's death was nothing too complex.........yet her involvement with the Kennedy's and her diary ending up missing does beg the question of what really happened.
Or maybe the questions of 9/11 ? I'm not much into conspiracy theories, but one does have to ask, why did tower 7 fall ? Since it wasn't hit by planes, it had no reason to just simply collapse inward on itself.
And why did the 9/11 reports and the "official" statement claim that the flight recorders were never recovered. When there has NEVER been a flight recorder in history not recovered. And eye witnesses saw one, and heard 2 more were found ? Government has been dubious in the past with secrecy, so such an obvious lie tends to make a credible question.
There are more, and its not so much the conspiracy or supposed conspiracy around an issue that makes it odd, but obvious lies from our own government. conflicting statements. Marginalized witnesses whom show to testify but don't appear in the final reports. All very fishy and one can do nothing but make the assumption that government is hiding something.
Ever hear of Jimmy Hoffa ?
I would LOL at the naïveté of this question, but it’s so painful (and true of all writers) that it can't be laughed at. Writing is about denial and fear. Fear that you are a talentless hack hiding your ineptitude from the world, terrified you will be discovered for the fake you are and denial that what you are writing doesn't matter anyway. Writers feel this every single day. Some days, the writing goes well, and you’ll think you’ve gotten past it. You haven’t. You’ve simply dodged that day’s bullet. Tomorrow may bring on the machine gun. Hang in there and get ready to get really screwed up. Writing is not for the faint of heart...it's bleeding on the page every day, from every pore, trying to communicate with inadequate language and even less ability emotions and treachery too big for words. It's getting beaten down and criticized by others who haven’t the slightest iota of a clue what it takes to do it well or how easily it is to do it badly. Worse, it’s beating yourself up for the exact same reasons. Makes you want to run to the computer and write more, doesn’t it? If it doesn’t, believe me, writing isn’t for you. The desire to write is an obsession, an almost clinical illness with no cure. And for all your struggles, at the end of the day, what will you have? A very solitary, quiet life most likely, with few people who really “get” you. And you’ll have your story. It’s a good trade-off, for a writer. And you know what else? Despite everything—it’s the most fun I’ve ever had sitting still.