There is a voice inside of you
that whispers all day long,
‘I feel that 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

There is a voice deep inside of me that always knows what is best for me. It guides me to stay on a path that is true to my heart and soul. If I can stay tuned in to that authentic voice from deep within, I am at peace and all the stars seem to align and I am moved towards my highest good. The difficulty can be in getting quite enough to not only hear its guidance but to be able to discern if it is my authentic voice or the voice of my conditioned self. One of the ways I can discern between the voice of my conditioned self and the voice of my true self is my condition voice does not feel whole and clear, I sense its falseness. My conditioned self-voice is loud as it tries to get and keep my attention. My true voice is softer and will not come through if I am afraid and anxious, which is a bit of an oxymoron because I only get afraid and anxious when I am not listening and following my true voice. The more I tune in and follow my true voice my conditioned voice gets louder and louder. It finds every way it can to try to create doubt in me. It tells me if I do what feels right and true that I will be judged and criticized, that I will not be understood. It tells me I won’t fit in and who I am and what I want is not “normal” and will not blend well with the status quo. My true voice replies, “I would rather be healthy and rejected for who I truly am than normal and accepted for who I’m not.”

As I write this my conditioned voice is trying to take over and prevent me from writing this. Hopefully I will continue to be led by my true voice and right now someone is reading my words and being encouraged to listen to their true voice.


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