“Everyone who has the will, can hear their inner voice. It is within everyone.” Gandhi
Turn Down the Noise
Each of our minds is a nonstop factory of thought. All of our waking hours there are new thoughts being created, old thoughts being revisited and other people’s thoughts being entertained. We can’t help but think, it is the job of the mind.
But if you listen to what the thoughts tell you, many of them are petty, jealous, and judgmental of others but more importantly of ourselves. We spend a lot of time making ourselves feel bad about the decisions we have made in the past, where we are in life and what we like to do. If you entertain that voice and its thoughts you will lack self-confidence and not think much of your abilities. It is below all that noise that you have to look for the real voice you listen to.
Calm and Let Them Go
Finding this voice is simple but it isn’t easy. You have to learn to let the incessant thoughts your mind is producing, notice them but then just let them go. As you do this you will find an increasing sense of quiet in your mind. As the mind quiets, only then can the voice in your heart be heard.
I Don’t Know Who You Are
There is no advice I can give you about where this voice comes from, except to say that it comes from inside of me and it has never been wrong. Where my mind is often critical and judgmental, this voice has an understanding.
No, you aren’t perfect but this is how things will play out, and here is what you should do. Always this voice chooses the path that is best for me, yet I still fight against it. I think I know more and am more intelligent, but clearly, I am not.
Almost all of my failures and shortcomings in activity have come when I let my conscious thoughts guide me. Do this because it is safe! Do that because it is expected! Do those things you know because they are safe! Yet it is the things that I haven’t done that will take me where I want and need to go.
So today, I am grateful for this voice that is inside me, and I hope that I have the will to listen to it and the courage to do what I hear from that voice in my heart.
Don’t be shy, just let your feelings roll on by.