Thursday, April 10, 2014

Inner voice speaks

What do I have to do to catch your attention?

I’ve been waiting here a long time. But you’re too busy listening to that rambling monologue inside your head, when you’re not playing around with your gadgets, chatting with your friends, online or off. You seem to be totally incapable of sitting still, long enough to hear me.

You ignore me at your peril. If you wish to strengthen your character, you have to make time for me. The stronger I am, the stronger will you be.

I am the mirror that reflects you. I show you the clearest image of yourself.

If you want to go far in life, you have to make time to journey within. Deep into your soul. To the purest, clearest, most unblemished part of you.

You have to walk a simple, yet mostly untrodden, path to reach me.


Be quiet.
Empty your mind.
Recharge your mind.
Savour your surroundings.
Live in the moment.
Breathe deeply.
Simply be.


You have to learn to centre yourself in the here and now. Everything else can wait.

Speed is no virtue. What use is it if you arrive at the end of your journey with no special memories or experiences to call your own?

Idleness can be sacred too. Down time, time spent away from the gadgets that enable the ceaseless chatter in your head, can be a good thing. It can help you recoup your energies, sharpen your instincts. It can navigate your path.

When you get caught up in the noises of the world, your body falls out of step with me. It fails to understand the natural rhythm I bring to it. The rhythm which might have helped you to be true to yourself.

I am not used to speaking above a whisper, and I’m not about to start now.

How about setting aside a day just for me?

How about slowing down long enough to let me catch up with you?


13 comments:

  1. Loved it! That's the voice which is almost always silenced.

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  2. True..we let our head rule many a times ignoring our inner voice.

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  3. Inner voices help and also haunt me some times :)
    good one as always

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  4. Thank you, Prathima, it is the voice we should schedule time for.

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  5. Very few people listen to their inner voice, Janaki.

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  6. I knew you'd have a funny take on this, Afshan. Love your new caricature.

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  7. I am not used to speaking above a whisper, and I’m not about to start now. How about setting aside a day just for me? How about slowing down long enough to let me catch up with you?

    True Inner Voice, we need to pay attention and listen to you more. That is what we all need to do

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  8. Cynthia..Yay I am able to comment today. As usual loved your post. And I am glad I do have a keen ear for my inner voices :D

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  9. When I announced that I was going to retire, everyone want to know what I was going to DO. I said I was going to enjoy doing nothing. People looked at me as though I had grown two heads. I love just sitting and thinking and listening to myself.

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  10. Inner voice is the easiest to ignore but has the most drastic of consequences. Yes people live- and die- with their music still in them.

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  11. So true Cynthia. I love reading your posts

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  12. So true. In silence we hear the most. This post resonated deeply with me.

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