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Thoughts on this quote?

“Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself?" Martyn Lloyd-Jones

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-Eilish-

Asked by -Eilish- at 7:01 PM on Dec. 31, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I feel embarrassed that I don't understand the quote
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 7:02 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • this quote is great
    pinkdragon36

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 7:03 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • I def relate to this. I let my mind take over too much instead of rationalizing
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 7:05 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • I completely worry about sh## thats going on and let my mind take over instead of talking/thinking out what needs to happen
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 7:06 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • If you are listening to yourself, but not talking to yourself, then what are you listening to? Terrible quote.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:09 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Def not a terrible quote anon. Some ppl listen to things in their minds but dont take the extra step to make it happen or avoid it
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 7:10 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Hmmm... I don't do either. I listen to God and I tell everything, thought or otherwise, that's not of Him to go back to hell where it came from. But that's my point of view.
    BUTTERCUP777

    Answer by BUTTERCUP777 at 7:19 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • BUTTERCUP777 I actually got this quote from a Christian women's blog which basically talks about us "preaching" to ourselves with the truth of Scripture as opposed to listening to false whispers of the adversary. I do believe there is right and wrong way to apply this quote.

    -Eilish-

    Comment by -Eilish- (original poster) at 7:31 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • That makes no freaking sense! And it sounds mildly paranoid.
    witchqueen

    Answer by witchqueen at 8:10 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • To me it should be reversed. We should listen more than talk.

    The more we talk the less we can listen. The less we listen the less we can hear the answer.
    Amaranth361

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 8:23 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

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