Suspend Internal Dialouge to become Present. If you are going to live in the here and now with “presence” then you need to learn to shift out of our internal dialogue. Internal dialogue steals away more of the energy and awareness from “normal” people than big dramas. Internal dialogue is ceaselessly and endlesslly absorbing our attention and energy. Internal dialogue moves our perception from here and now to what was and could be.
As of this date I have yet to find a way to completely stop internal dialouge. What works for me is to practice the perceptual shifts discussed in this blog. Some shifts are more affective than others depending on the current situation and enviornment. You can use concious breathing, getting in the gap, unconditional love, beauty, Eagles perception, invocations, tai chi etc. For me during my daily life; invocations, breath awareness, gap awareness, and contemplation are the most successful ways to reduce reactive thoughts.