The Inner Voice

The Voice There is a voice inside of you that whispers all day long, “I feel this is right for me, I know that this is wrong.” No teacher, preacher, parent, friend or wise man can decide what’s right for you–just listen to the voice that speaks inside_ Shel Silverstein

Most of us are familiar with the experience of hearing voices in our head. They speak to us and tells us what to do and what not to do. These thoughts and voices always  echoes and disturbed our minds on a daily basis and at times get us confused on which to take and which not to take. In this article, I’ll outline some tips and strategies for how to identify and listen to your own inner voice. If you can find that voice and truly listen to it, it will save you a lot of time, energy, angst …and perhaps even a broken hip along the way.

These silent voices inside of us always echoes and whispers all day long, it tells you “I feel this is right for me, I know that this is wrong, I should do this, no I shouldn’t, take this, no take that.”  

It sometimes confuses you to the point of being speechless and at times, make you even abandoned the whole idea of what you were thinking about and just say to yourself any how it want to happen let it happen. This is why most people are poor today because they sit and say “what is mine is mine” forgetting the fact that they need to go and fight for what is yours.

“Bad news is that you can control nothing but your thoughts. Good news is that with your thoughts you can control everything else.” ― Debasish Mridha

I once experienced conflicting thoughts when I was about enrolling in the university. I had always admired accountant and wish to be one someday. But to be an accountant, you need to be very good in mathematics and I was really so weak in it. Now that was the problem. I can’t be accepted to study accounting without having a good mastery and grade in mathematics. What will I do? Thoughts starts running through my mind voices came calling with their different sounds and opinions and I was really confused on which to take. At a point I even felt discouraged and decided I will just stay at home that year to allow myself decide on what I want to become in future. Now this is what speechless voices can do to you. Discouragement. It can make you feel as if it is the end of life and even stops you from becoming what you wished to become in future. As a strong and determine person I have always consider myself to be I didn’t give up nor allow the wrong voice to over shadow the right voice. The right voice kept on telling me to search in to myself again I will find what I actually have a passion for. So I decided to search through my mind and capabilities again and I discovered that I was only carried away by the fancy things that goes with being an accountants. Like how they dresses and sit in air conditioned offices and not what I really had a passion for. So I decided to think big because only those that think big can achieve big things in life. And here I found myself being a journalist and an inspirational writer.

“Ambition is your inner voice that tells you you can and should strive to go beyond your circumstances or station in life.”_ Lloyd Blankfein

So it’s not all about how many voices that comes through your mind per day but it’s all about differentiating the good voice from the bad voice. And there is an inner voice which is actually perfect for you if only you can allow yourself to listen to it.

In fact, you hear the voice all the time. Telling you why you shouldn’t do things, why you’re not good enough, reminding you why you should be fearful, or causing you to agonize over your decisions.

The inner voice does not shout, it speaks from a point of silence deep within you. It sometimes speaks through signs and symbols. Its purpose is to gently guide you through your life lessons.

What we have to realize is that when the inner voice gives us guidance, it’s always going to be for our highest good – and it’s always going to bring us more joy than we think.” _Echo Bodine

My greatest successes have come when I used my inner power to make the most of the good times. And when times were rough, ultimately it was a strong inner core that got me through the worst. You can tune up your inner strength with a few key exercises, just as you would your body.

Right and wrong voices

The Right voices just echoes and pushes you forward. It doesn’t need to justify or clarify. It commands. But, it’s a peaceful and loving command, not one of an evil dictator.

“Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity.”― Deepak Chopra

Sometimes we know what we need to do, but don’t like the answer. And this will make you to follow the wrong voice instead of the right voice. One thing you shouldn’t forget is wrong is wrong and right is right. No one can change it

The WRONG Voices is the whiny, doubtful, fearful one. It’s louder and often makes more sense with its justifications and reasoning. It always sounds more preferable and comfortable. It sometimes remind us of past failures, sorrows, or disappointments, torture us with criticism or verbal abuse, describe frightening or unpleasant futures, or disturb us in other ways.

The wrong inner voice will make you to lose in life while the right inner voice will make you succeed in life.

How do you listen to your inner voice?

The inner voice is key to many things and it takes a lot of wisdom to understand this. You often hear people say, “Trust your instincts”, “Follow your intuition” and “Listen to your inner voice.” That all sounds great, right? If only it was that easy then many won’t fail in life.

When you can listen to the right inner voice, you can make better and faster decisions, solve problems with greater ease, and live a more fulfilled and happy life. But how?

1.              Know who you are

There are different kinds of people with different ways of thinking. Some people mostly have negative thoughts about sometime while others always try to see the positive part of things. For you to be able to listen to the right echoes of the inner voice, you must first of all start seeing yourself in a positive way. With that, you will be able to defeat negative thoughts. Having negative thoughts only open room for negative voices echoing in your head.

You need to understand that Insecurity is an inner-strength killer? Your personality is the foundation of power. Get to know it well. Use tools like to understand who you are and how you function best. Then, work on getting comfortable in your own skin. One of the reasons we don’t listen to the right inner voice is because we are ashamed of ourselves or how we look. And being ashamed will give you voices like “I am not welcome here, people don’t like me, I am not attractive enough for that guy” everyone is beautifully made and thus shouldn’t feel inferior.  

The happier you are with yourself, the lesser the outside world can do damage, and the more you can give in peace. Inner voice is your best friend and it always guides you to the right path.

2.             Meditate

Take a deep breathe, off the TV and sit quietly on your own then you will hear those voices popping in.  I know meditation seems to have become the panacea for everything that ails you, and there is a good reason for that: it works. It’s one of the fastest, easiest and most effective ways to tap into your inner voice.

The gap between understanding and misunderstanding can best be bridged by thought!” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Meditation sharpens your awareness skills. It helps you find stillness. The voice can be heard within stillness and presence. The more you practice quieting that noisy, fearful voice, the more you’ll hear the commanding voice that guides and protects throughout your journey of success and life.

3.               Pay attention to your emotions

Our emotion has a great role to play with the kind of voices we hear in our heads or thoughts that comes through our minds. Although we refer to it as an “inner voice,” your intuition might not manifest itself as a voice at all. It might just be a feeling.

“You will never follow your own inner voice until you clear up the doubts in your mind.”― Roy T. Bennett

So, when emotions comes calling, it is advisable that you not shrug them off or feel guilty for having them. Instead, try to decipher what the emotion is really trying to tell you. You can even have a conversation with the emotion.

“The world within you is of greater consequence than the world around you.” -Matshona Dhliwayo

Also, pay attention to any bodily sensations like constipation, digestive issues, and a headache, or fatigue. All of these can also be ways that your inner guidance system is trying to tell you something.

4.               Decides to listen to your inner voice

Most people don’t know how to listen to their inner voice because they haven’t made up their mind to listen to it. Learning how to listen to your inner voice can be as simple as setting the intention every day to tap into it. You can’t listen to something you haven’t decided to so if you want to listen to the right voice that echoes in your head, decide on it today.

5. Focus on your initial impressions

Sometimes we have both an immediate feeling and counter-feeling. The immediate feeling is your initial impression. The counter-feeling is a cognitive which is your thoughts. Any feelings or worries such as “What ‘should’ I think or feel?” or “What would other people do?” That initial impression is your inner voice. Your intuition speaks to you with your inner voice to say to move forward or be cautious. So you need to understand this to be able to know when your inner voice is saying or directing you to do something.

“The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become.”~ Gisele Bundchen

6.              Inner voice can be rebellious

 Inner voice can ask you to make bold decisions at times when you don’t want to, it can make you leave someone you don’t wish to leave but if you listen to it best you will realize that you are making the right decision. It always tries to find solutions to your immediate problems. Acting on what your inner voice instructs could be the right decision in that moment to solve a particular problem.  

Benefits of listening to your inner voice

If you are able to understand the right voices that echoes in your head, you will benefit a lot from it:

·   Your Inner Voice comes from the part of you that can see the bigger picture and helps guide you towards your true life expression.

·   Because you have to be still in order to hear your Inner Voice, you will greatly reduce your stress levels and improve your health.

·       If you are able to listen to your inner voice, you will have the possibility of increasing your money flow by getting in touch with your true creative self.

·   Inner voice guides us on the correct path. Because it always stays with you. And the best form of help which you can always get is from your inner voice. So always nourish it and give it more importance than the voice of ego or mind.

Warning:

·       Never suppress the Inner voice. Trying to suppress the inner voice will only lead you to the wrong path. The more you follow the inner voice, the more audible and clear it becomes. And the more you suppress the inner voice, the more it becomes subtle and weak over a period of time and makes it difficult for it to help you in times of trouble. Surprise? Inner voices actually helps us in times of trouble. This is because you can be caught in a situation or a state of confusion and only your inner voice can save you but if you keep on suppressing it, you won’t be able to get the right inner voice at the right time.

·       The nagging “voices,” or thoughts, that make up this internalized dialogue are at the root of much of our self-destructive and maladaptive behavior. A negative inner voice can make us feel hopeless and helpless, because we can’t control the demoralizing thoughts brewing in our brains.

You need to start being aware of what your inner voice is saying and make a note of the things you hear often and see what patterns emerge. Don’t forget to leave a comment below.

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