If you, on reading that sentence, thought,
“What a load of rubbish, I don’t have any voices, I don’t talk to myself” -
That’s exactly what I’m talking about.
Talking to yourself is nothing to be ashamed of; it doesn’t mean you are crazy (well, not much).
The fact is everyone does it all the time.
The fact is you have a team of consultants and cheerleaders and doubters and naysayers and geniuses and village idiots in your head.
However: In terms of peace of mind, freedom from stress, and living 200% of life, you need to be aware of what the voices in your head are telling you.
When you aren’t aware, you have no choice.
You follow and do and feel and react according to whatever voice is there.
You’ve lived so close to these voices in your head for so long it seems like there is no option -
you automatically follow what they say.
It’s one result when you go with the voice that says “I’m hungry”,
Completely another path when you believe the voice that states “I can’t” or “I’m stupid”.
Perhaps even more insidious is the voice that commands “I should”.
In awareness you have choice.
When you are aware of these voices in your head, you have options.
Previously, you heard the voice and automatically went with it.
In awareness, life stops being a series of reactive “what you have always done” habits and starts being based on creative choices –
You start consciously living your life.
You become aware of restrictive or limiting patterns and habits and can make other decisions.
Choice is the key word, always.
Choice does not require effort.
Nor does it require your mind to shut up or go away.
Because shutting your head up is very hard work.
Much easier to be aware and take a half step back from your voices,
Then you can see what else there is beyond your thoughts.
That’s when life starts to get really cool.
So give that a shot.
Meditate. Be mindful. And what a fascinating journey of discovery life becomes.
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