Each person’s presumptuous picture of themselves is in large part supported by their inner voice’s continual reassuring commentary, regarding the kind of person they try to believe they are. Its effect seems reinforced and magnified by giving it public utterance.
Reading a book, listening to someone talk, (even to a vocalist sing), watching movies, all allow you to replace your own head voice with the words of another. You seem temporarily free of its speech directed at you. The voice’s voice is for a brief time replaced by your adoption of an external one.
Now let’s consider some ways in which this matter is of specific significance to people with an interest in affecting their consciousness. The phenomenon of,
“If I talk about it, I don’t have to think about it,”
or more expansively put in our instance,
“If I talk about it aloud, I won’t have to listen
to the voice in my own head talk to me about it.”
First, do you realize that this would offer a plausible explanation of why it seems that you don’t know what you’re going to say next?! It could be that the voice did know, but that once you speak – you don’t! Or, it could even be that the act of speaking instantly erases all memory of what you had planned just before you spoke.
All-in-all, this possibility of the head voice has specific intentions, and always knows what it wants to say next. But as soon as you turn it into overt speech, all awareness of its prior intentions is lost.