Inner speech is the key to learning as it involves working memory and essential language functions such as reading, writing, speaking and listening.
We process more than 300 million lines in life. We communicate with the self in our inner speech. One-fourth to one-third of all thoughts is inner speech.
Surprisingly, Confucius singles out the most essential of all. Compassion. Empathy, before knowledge, matters most. Be the other person. Be with yourself, too.
Here’s the formula for any learning. (A) Connection to yourself x (B) Iteration x (C) Continuation. How connected, how iterative matters most.
This summer, the trees of the northeastern US were covered with billions of 17-year cycle cicadas. Imagine! The mind is an activity, not a repository.
The Greek word “ataraxia” means “to have a tranquil mind. The essence of ataraxia is to enjoy every moment of every day. Relax. Imagine.Be ataraxy.
The majority of life moments are completed every two seconds. It is a time for speech and thought-Inner speech in two seconds gates our self-awareness.
Life is like railroad tracks. The left rail is mental, and the right is the physical processes. Your speech connects these two rails in a breath or two seconds.
In a blink of an eye – the length of a moment is 0.1 second. The discrete sound that a human can distinguish is 0.1 seconds. That’s the edge of consciousness.
Your speech is the essential resource that creates the workings of the human mind. And in particular, your inner speech. Vocalize and harness your inner speech.