Do you ever feel like you have voices in your head? Like someone marching around with a megaphone saying things over and over again? I do. And no, I’m not crazy. And neither are you!
I relate it to the angel and the devil on our shoulders. The personalities living inside of our head that have a 3-way conversation with us about this or that, what decisions to make and what actions to decide on. Whether you see it this way or as the person with the megaphone, you need to start listening.
These voices can either help us or hurt us. They can cause us to make wild choices about which path to take or can make us live a life that’s stagnant. But if we’re not listening, like really listening, we might not be taking their advice like we should.
Ok, are you still with me? Let’s talk about how you can tune in and start paying attention to these voices. Let me given you a few examples of how this whole thing should work.
Example 1:. It’s Friday night and your friends really want you to go out after work. Part of you wants to but the other part of you wants to go home because you’ve got the early morning yoga class. One voice [the angel] says to go home, get some rest and be ready for yoga in the morning. The other voice [the devil] says you need to go out for a few drinks with your friends. What do you do?
Example 2: You’re on your commute to work and listening to your favorite radio station, a podcast or meditation mantra. While that’s playing in the background, you suddenly get this urge to travel to a place you’ve never been. You start to have this internal conversation. You have no idea why you feel drawn to this place, but in your mind you go back and forth – do I stay or do I go. Do you listen to the voice and figure out what it means or do you ignore it?
These are just a few examples that I’ve experienced and it took me awhile before I really started to listen. How did I get there? Meditation, self-care and mindful practices. I just took 10 minutes a day to start and it has been a life changing! I set aside just 10 minutes to be with me, myself and I. I sat quietly, listened to music or day dreamed and things just came to me. It even happens while I’m working out sometimes. Only you can find the right place for you for those 10 minutes a day.
These voices can help lead you down a path that you never knew was open to you. It definitely did for me. I challenge you to start opening your mind more and paying attention to those little voices. I’d love to hear what comes out for you!