Monthly Archives: May 2013

Inner Voice

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I wonder what makes us choose one path over another. What is it that directs us down one or many life paths at the same time and how do we know we have made the right decision?

It isn’t easy to hear the inner voice. We live in such a loud world, there appears to be always external noise and then we have our own brain chatter to contend with. You have to be disciplined & practised to meditate and not have mind wandering moments.

For me, it is that feeling of contentment that I have made the right decision. My decision doesn’t weigh heavily on me, there is no feeling of discomfort in the choice I have made…if there is I know, should I choose to listen, that I am making a mistake. Mistakes I have paid for but mistakes which have made me who I am today.

We learn from our mistakes and I think life lessons come into play when we wander from one path to another. Some paths are fruitful, some painful, some successful and some not so successful, perhaps just downright disappointing. Sometimes we are directed with determination to follow a particular path, of study, of career, in relationships and although we do not know what the outcome will be, we just know we have to follow our hearts and dreams.

That inner voice just won’t stop talking, directing us and showing us the way…the choice for us is whether to listen or not. Follow your inner voice, it won’t let you down.

Self Acceptance.

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I wonder why we find it so difficult to accept ourselves? Our wonderful, beautiful selves with all our faults, flaws, attributes and beauty. We have no problem accepting our friends and family, our work colleagues and people we meet along our life pathways. We put up with, accept, live with any and all of their faults or flaws because we love them. But why are we so hard on ourselves? Why do we find it so hard to love ourselves?

You, yes you, you are an amazing human being, full of kindness, love, consideration, compassion, ambitions, drive, hopes, dreams and plans. Why shouldn’t you carry out your dreams and plans? There is nothing to stop you except you. Nothing happens overnight, you will have to work for your dreams but won’t that just make it all the more satisfying when you have achieved them.

Find some time in your busy days for you, to listen to that inner voice, listen to those hopes and dreams, to accept yourself. Of course you’ll make mistakes, how else are you going to grow and learn. Self acceptance is a huge step on the journey to achieving your dreams…believe in you!