Over the Christmas break a few months ago, I re-watched all the Lord of the Rings movies. I thought this scene with Gollum was a really powerful example of how most of us have 2 competing voices speaking to us.
Which voice is right?
One of those voices tells you that you can’t trust, you are not loved, not good enough… The other tells you the opposite. The “nasty” Gollum is right to some degree. The stern voice in your head can keep you protected and help you overcome many obstacles. But ultimately too much “medicine” is poison and allowing that voice to dominate will make your life miserable. You can tell the nasty voice to go away! You are the only person who can control what you tell yourself, so be careful to nurture the “kind” Gollum inside!