Which One Are You Hearing?
Written by: Sabine Roggermeier; Gluecklich Im Sein
We all had it at some point in our lives, maybe we even have it regularly: that nasty inner dialogue. A voice in your head that tells you what you should do, what’s not okay and why in the world you didn’t do that better. You can call it internal policeman, head teacher or even dictator. Doing so gives you a pretty good mental picture of what this voice is about: correcting you, negating your efforts and criticizing you. Anything so you may succumb to its regime.
To create a change in your inner dialogue it is not necessary to focus on where that voice comes from or what brought it into existence. All you have to do is disconnect from it. Rest assured you have the power to command it to leave. It is important to realize that this nasty overbearing voice is NOT you. It is not truly your inner voice. Learning to distinguish between the two is key in order to find the inner peace you are looking for.
The still small yet powerful voice that belongs to you is there to guide and direct you towards love, joy and happiness. It will not make you have a guilty conscience or feel not good enough. It leads you through love and towards things that empower you. It may ask hard things. It may lead you through tough decisions. But its soul purpose is for you to grow, whether through joy or at times even through adversity. While it may be bold and clear, it will always be loving and positive. By focusing on this voice continually giving it space in your life the other nasty voice will get less and less intimidating until it looses all the power it had over you.
This week’s homework:
Can you recognize your true inner voice?