3 Streams of Internal Human Communication
The flow of thought-talk (internal communication) through the human mind is called often self-talk or the stream of consciousness. Many people are confused and falsely believe that all of the thought that passes through their mind is self-talk. However, in reality, there are three distinct sources (or channels) of our internal thought:
1) Me & My Pride (MMP): Some human thought-talk is indeed self-talk. It’s source is simply the individual talking to herself/himself. It is the self (or soul) mentally desiring, planning, pondering, reacting, emoting, analyzing, etc.
2) The Tempting & Tormenting Tide (TTTT): Another source of the human inner voice is an external thought tide that flows into and out of the mind, sometimes seducing and sometimes scolding. TTTT alternates between bringing various forms of allurement, anger, attitude, and accusation. It is forceful, compulsive, coercive, self-destructive, and deceptive; and it requires much courage and effort resist TTTT. Because of that many people fail to turn the tide and instead simply surrender to The Tempting & Tormenting Tide and become its obedient slave.
3) The Guide Inside (TGI): The living God also releases internal communication inside the human mind in the form of insight, encouragement, direction/correction, warning, and revelation; through images, words, sounds, impressions, aha moments, etc. TGI speaks like a whisper in a “still, small voice” and is gentle, kind, and loving; and can easily be resisted, ignored, or snuffed out.