Do You Hear Your Inner Truth?

There is a Buddhist saying that goes, The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.” Many of us mask our true feelings, desires, and needs with the noise of our lives. The more we think do, the happier and content we’ll be. Often, what happens is actually the opposite. We spend so much time looking outside ourselves for answers that we no longer hear the truth in our hearts.

Becoming quiet (and even just unplugging from every day life) can create an opening for finding what is missing.  This might include doing something outside your regular routine. Anything that makes you stop and smell the roses can evoke that sense of quiet inside yourself. It halts the mind chatter and negative thoughts.

Meditation is an obvious way to become quieter and closer to hearing your inner truth. But there are other ways too. Taking time out for yourself can also allow you to reconnect with yourself. Many people are so busy taking care of others that they have no idea what they need. Spend a day getting to know your own needs, desires, and feelings. If you don’t have a day, spend an hour, or even just a few minutes. Everyone has a few minutes, right?

Let go of what you think you “should be” doing and instead do what calls to your heart. If you aren’t sure where to start, sit down with a journal and start writing. If words don’t come to use, draw or paste pictures into your journal that call out to you. Even just a few focused minutes in this state can create a sense of quiet and calmness. This can be carried back into your regular routine.

Journaling can also help you to know what is really on your mind. It’s surprising what comes out with a pen and paper. Listen to these truths. If you need additional help with quieting your mind, read my book, Just Give Your Head a Shake.

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