Someone today said to me, “I tell myself I should…”
I’m always curious when I hear language like this…
Sentences like “I think I am…” or “I sometimes ask myself…”
In sentences like this we are implying two parts of ‘self’.
They beg the question, “Which I?” or “Who is speaking to whom?”
Not some weird illness generally, but rather a useful indication of some separation within us, often manifesting in an internal dialogue. Integrating these parts, or at least raising awareness of the value arising from their distinction might be useful?