How well do you listen to yourself? I have been exploring this more and more that past few weeks. Listening to yourself takes practice (especially if you have fallen out of touch and need to be reacquainted with your intuition or inner voice). There are a ton of distractions out there that get in the way. One of those distractions is noise.
Noise is all around us. It’s in traffic, the office, at home, at dinner, on TV, on the radio, in the mall and on and on we can find noise and distractions that take us away from hearing ourselves.
I read a great quote this evening from Steve Jobs who had just past away:
“…Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
I found a way to get rid of the noise and listen to myself again. I went fishing, I went running and I breathed deep. I felt the stress, anxiety and unimportant issues leave me. The lesson for me is knowing when to make time (and make it important) to practice listening again so that in times of ‘noise’ all I hear is me!
Here is another article that speaks to making time for peace on Odewire