I was doing my Qigong exercise today (I do it twice a day) and suddenly I realized that I was thinking, my mind was producing a stream of thoughts. I, at that moment in the role of an observer of my thoughts, realized that these were not in my native Czech language but in English. It was nothing special in my case. But …
And I would like to share this “but” with you. Originally I wanted to do something else today, not to write, but I would forget it, so only shortly.
They say that we have thousands of thoughts during the day and the majority (maybe 99%) of them are useless, repetitive thoughts.
I agree, but what if we could do this thinking in English? This way we could be able to learn the language, better to say let ourselves to be „learned“. And I tell you, it is doable! I do it. Not all the time. Maybe it is the result of extensive listening of English (I use mp3 player) or because of doing our BrainSpeakActivator exercises every day. It learns me spontaneously express myself. I like it and I enjoy it!
I also realized, that when I speak (and it is valid not only for English but for my Czech language too) I practically „think aloud“. I just say what comes to my mind and I do it aloud, using my vocal cords, tongue, mouse... you know, what I mean. But in case of my English it was not always this way. And at that time my speaking was in trouble. I tried to translate from my mother Czech to English first and then to say it. It was not working of course. In most cases I wanted to translate something for which I had not proper vocabulary yet...
So, I have a question for you - because I do not know, if I am right. That question is:
„IS SPEAKING REALLY = THINKING ALOUD?”
If it is, and I will assume for now that it is, then hardly anybody who learns English at school really speaks English. The speaking is NOT translating, it is NOT reading a text aloud... So, what is that? THINKING ALOUD!
Maybe you will be able to persuade me that it is not. BUT at least for now I THINK so.