This post is the first in my series about how to make a positive life change. The series will start by looking at how to tap into your inner voice and reveal your path. There will be 3 parts to the series so be sure to check them all out in the coming weeks!
If you want to live a fulfilled and purposeful life, then you have to know what that means to you. Are you looking for direction in your life or to feel more fulfilled in what you do? We all want that, but how do we figure it all out? You do it by tapping into your inner voice. However, you may not know how to do that or which voice you should be listening to.
What is Your Path?
What do you want to do with your life? This is a question that we start trying to answer even as children when people ask us what we want to be when we grow up. The answer may have been easier when we were young then it is as adults. Even if you are well into a career you may not feel fulfilled or that you are doing what you were meant to do. If that is how you feel, then it is time to learn how to find your true path in life and start living it. But before you can learn your true path you have to ask yourself this question:
Which voice do you tend to listen to more – the voice of doubt or positivity?
The Voice of Doubt
We all have that nagging voice of doubt and uncertainty that can sometimes feel like a broken record inside our heads. This voice focuses on all the negatives and “what ifs” about your future.
These doubts and fears can keep piling up until you give up on finding your true path or following your dream. It is easy to listen to this voice because it doesn’t require stepping out of your comfort zone and taking a risk. When you listen to the voice of doubt then you stay where you are and may one day look back with regret that you didn’t take a chance.
Your Inner Voice
There is another voice inside you, although it may be harder to hear if you have been letting the voice of doubt dominate the conversation. This voice is your inner voice. That voice that knows the real you and doesn’t listen to anything except your dreams and your abilities. Your inner voice knows your path, but you have to turn down the voice of doubt in order to hear it.
Your inner voice is the one that says “I can do better, or I can do that – it would be so fun!” Your positive inner voice is divine energy and it is nudging you to express your gifts and share your unique and beautiful self with the world! Once you turn down the volume of worrying what others will think or the possibility of failure you can turn up the volume on what your path really is and go after those dreams.
Your inner voice is that still, small voice inside you that you have been ignoring or maybe haven’t even noticed before now. The one that dreams of something different. The one that knows what you are passionate about. This is the voice that will show you your true path.
How to Start Hearing Your Inner Voice
To hear your inner voice, you have to stop all the “noise” in your head. You have to concentrate on centering your energy and mind and opening up the part of you that is the dreamer, that is passionate. Nature is a big help for me when I need to tap into this stillness and passion, and to help quiet the “noise.” Meditation is another.
Ask yourself these questions:
As you make your way down the path you find there will always be people that have something negative to say. That is why you must be able to stay focused on your inner voice. While it is important to always consider the advice and even the constructive criticism of those you trust, ultimately, this is your life and you have to choose how you want to live it. Believe in who you are despite what others may think.
Where is your inner voice leading you? Please share in the comments below!