The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness,
call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you. – Albert Einstein
Do you listen to the ugly voices in your head? The ones telling you why you shouldn’t do things, why you’re not good enough, why you should be fearful? The one causing agony over your decisions? Does this doubtful voice fill you with worry, anxiety and turmoil … holding you back?
Why are you listening?
When I become aware that I’m listening to that tormenting voice I need to stop, shut it down and let go of the noise and chatter.
But, doing so is not an easy task.
Quieting the noise in our heads takes practice and intentional tactics. Refocusing yourself on your breathing, on the outside landscape, on an uplifting verse, affirmation or prayer, on something comforting that has nothing to do with your problem replaces these obsessive voices. Putting distance between yourself and fanatical thinking enables you to look at your situation without losing control. It stops the fear, anxiety and worry of bad things you think may happen.
When I stop and refocus, I can hear my inner voice; the spiritual guidance that directs, protects and corrects, as I search for forward moving options and choices. That subtle voice – call it God, intuition, inner wisdom, inner nudge, Higher Power – is always there when I call upon it. It helps me cope with fear and find better solutions, enabling me to go beyond the problems holding me prisoner and freeing me to act or not act, to take a chance, to hold off on a decision, to make choices that feel right for me.
In moments of hesitation, listening to my inner voice helps me see around blind corners. Logic may dictate a certain course of action, while my inner voice urges me in a different direction. It may be easier to follow the dictates of logic, convenience or past experiences, but I may be cheating myself out of something better. That voice takes me on a path that’s more in tune with my purpose and dreams. Taking time to pause at a crossroad and listen to that loving, supportive voice truly enriches my life as it:
We all have the same inner intelligence, inner voice. It takes time to reach the point of trusting that voice. You may get nudges through inspirational thoughts, unexplained feelings, images in your mind or a blend of it all.
You will begin to find and hear your inner voice of wisdom by:
Our inner wisdom wants to intervene and help us, but it waits for an invitation to be involved. We issue that invitation and open the door for wise, supportive and loving help through quieting the voices and listening. Learn to listen to your inner voice. It’s where peace lives. It’s where you’ll find strength, purpose and joy.