Is the little voice inside your head getting your attention? Or are you hearing it and ignoring it because you don’t like what it says? Are your friends, family, the sales person, your boss or anyone else giving you advice that is drowning out your own voice? When we believe that someone else knows more about what we should do than we do we undermine our own sense of security.
In my “downfall” years… the time when everything seemed to go wrong in my life I was taking the advice of gurus and well-intentioned friends who I thought were more experienced than me. The entire time my inner voice was screaming at me but I chalked it up to stepping outside my comfort zone. I second guessed every decision I made and ultimately followed a path that someone else had recommended.
Looking back even further into my life I have come to realize that I’ve been doing something similar ever since I can remember. In some cases my parents were protecting me or setting me to up meet their definition of success. At other times I just wanted to be liked or be part of a crowd. In other words I had a long-standing history of doing what I was told by someone else.
The voice that comes from within is the voice of our soul… the part of us that is more than this physical existence. Call it the god within or our higher power speaking through us. If you believe in that higher power than you also believe that god means love. So why aren’t we listening?
I believe we can learn to trust our inner voice. We do so asking a question and sitting quietly as listening for the answer. Start with a small question and listen. For example ask what you should have for lunch or perhaps who you should reach out to today. Then do that. Be sure to not engage in a debate about the answer. Take it at face value and go with the flow… so to speak. Do this for a few weeks and each time you listen to your voice take note of how it worked out for you. You’ll soon discover that you can trust your voice and can take it up a notch my asking about something more important. The key here is to proceed at your own pace and to take your own counsel.
Only you have your best interest in mind. When you learn to listen and proceed on your own advice you’ll discover the ground beneath you is tera firma!
With love, Cheryl