Description of Challenge
Things would often be easier if people were clear about what they wanted. In most
cases, though, people tend to have many, and often conflicting inner voices on the
same subject. This way they get caught in a spiral of mental gymnastics or take actions
neglecting important aspects of the topic and their own authenticity resulting in
selfcriticism, shame, failure and frustration.
Similarly, other people and their opinions trigger exactly these contradictory voices that
we may have marginalised.
“I stopped fighting my inner demons. We are on the same team now!”
In order to grow authentically and spiritually especially if you uncover uncomfortable
truths about yourself it is essential to discern the different voices within yourself, to
understand their nature and their deeper message. Then we can begin to learn about
how to let them work as a team and integrate them into our personality and viewpoints.
And if we learn how to integrate conflicting voices inside ourselves then our ability to do
this in outer relationships and situations is likely to grow.
Methods to do so are manyfold: nvc inner empathy, process work, theatre,
psychodrama, sociodrama …
Schulz von Thun (2010c): Miteinander reden 3. Das “Innere Team” und
situationsgerechte Kommunikation. Rowohlt