For about the last year this theme has been coming back to me. Do you guys ever get the same message over and over? My guess is yes. And maybe finally I am ready to listen. I am posting this phrase everywhere. In my journal, by my desk, on post-it’s around the house. Why? Because it’s time to receive this message and start to live it.
I have made the same mistakes over and over this past year.
Not listening to my intuition when it was whispering
“excuse me um, sorry to disturb you but I don’t think this for you”.
We shut that voice down. It gets smaller and meeker. We rationalize, we try to be the good person, we look outside ourselves for answers, but we know that the answers are not there. How do you get to the point to really listen to that inner voice?
You may have pushed that voice away so many times that now you can barely hear it. Now my voice is starting to scream in my face/head.
“I told you so, just listen to me!!!!”
We all know deep down inside what is and isn’t for us.
How do you get to the point to really listen to that inner voice? The one true voice that we all can trust and believe in completely!
It all comes back to practice. Yes I know I am a broken record here, but it’s true. The more we practice listening to that voice, the stronger and louder it will become. There will be lots of mistakes along the way. We will get distracted and look outside of ourselves. For some it might take lots and lots of mistakes, maybe even the same ones that happen over and over and over again (you know who you are). For others, they might get that a-ha a lot sooner.
But to get to the practicing part, we first have to notice. It’s hard to get to that point at all, especially with the busyness of the world and our lives. If we don’t take the time to notice, you’ll never get to the practice. This is hard stuff. I struggle with this all the time. So that stopping, either through yoga, meditation, or other mindfulness practices helps us to make and take the time to listen and feel and be present which in turn fosters awareness.
So here I am telling you I am far from perfect to listening to my inner voice, but I recognize and realize that this is something I want and need to change, so I will practice and post notes all around the house to remind myself of how important I am and that I can trust myself!
How will you practice listening to your voice? Let us know in the comments below, so we can all learn from each other.