So I guess the cat is out of the bag when it comes to the truth about me and my inner voice, that it's a very lively relationship. Today I had an unusual experience with it.
Someone recently paid me a compliment on something fundamental. (It's neither false nor real modesty that's stopping me from saying what it was - am just blanking out.)
Generally songs get stuck in my head, sometimes random meaningless phrases. Today I hit the jackpot and this compliment got stuck in my head. Hours later, I can still feel the glowy, relaxed, hopeful feeling after hearing my inner voice replay this compliment. Who knows why this positive affirmation replaced the usual who-do-you-think-you-are self-criticism, but it did. Effortlessly.
I have a sneaking suspicion that it's related to this image/intention of 'owning the room'. I get images. Or they get me. This 'owning the room' one feels like it could change my life.