Notice: This is a SUMMARY of “Chatter. The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It” by Ethan Cross.
A Buddhist monk once said, “There’s a radio playing in our head, Radio Station NST: Non-Stop Thinking.” And this is definitely the case. It broadcasts every minute of every day and only stops working at night. And its content is mostly dramatic: every now and then thoughts pop up in our head about what we missed, what we didn’t say, or who was treated unfairly. The flow of thoughts in our head is tiring and annoying, but simply trying to turn off the radio will not work. “And it is not necessary,” psychologists say. Our inner voice is an evolutionary signal that helps us respond to reality. And you will be able to come to an agreement with your inner voice if you know how your consciousness works. Ethan Cross has been studying the nature of conscious thought control for many years and is now ready to offer a simple but effective system for neutralizing the chatterbox in our head.