Have you ever noticed yourself silencing your inner voice?
Perhaps not, because it mostly happens without our conscious awareness. But there’s a part of each of us that tries to forget who we really are.
Because if we forget, then we can justify doing things we would not do otherwise.
As if by forgetting it releases us from the need to treat ourselves with loving kindness and truly respect our own soul.
Regarding this, the Spanish philosopher Jose’ Ortega Y Gasset in the early 1900’s said this:
“Among his various possible beings each man always finds one which is his genuine and authentic being. The voice which calls him to that authentic being is what we call ‘vocation’.”
“But the majority of men devote themselves to silencing that voice of the vocation and refusing to hear it. They manage to make a noise within themselves…to distract their own attention in order not to hear it; and they defraud themselves by substituting for their genuine selves a false course of life.” – Jose’ Ortega Y Gasset
Part of our goal this month is to ensure that we do NOT follow the course of the majority of men and women Jose’ was referring to!
Our aim is to listen to and follow our authentic inner voice.
By choosing consciously to love ourselves each day, to look into our eyes and connect deeply, to listen to what our soul has to say, and to feel it deeply,…
…It’s like we are building up a secure fortress around our mind and heart each day that will block out the noise of distraction and lies that bombard us.
Remember the mansion from yesterday?
As you Remember Who You Are each day it’s like closing the gate and locking out the imposters who would otherwise come in screaming and shouting throughout the halls of your mind!
As you keep your inner refuge calm and silent you will be able to hear the voice of your soul that calls you.
You can only follow your heart if you can hear your heart.
If we don’t spend the time reconnecting daily, we inevitably turn to escaping from ourselves or looking for something to distract our attention from the inner void of disconnection.
We must confront the truth of who we are daily and put the ego, that smallness and falseness inside us, where it belongs…
…In the back seat, or in the trunk, or out the window where it cannot keep driving our life.
We confront the truth daily when we say, “I love myself!”
This will be painful to the ego, which hates us, and to its lies which we have previously allowed residency in our hearts.
You know…those lies of, “You’re not worthy”, “You’re nobody special”, “You can’t do it”, “You’re not as good as them”, and every other similar falsehood.
Those lies don’t want to leave!
They have set up a cozy camp and they’re comfortable right where they are. And they will likely make a big fuss on their way out the door.
We all have disempowering beliefs that have been camping out for a while inside, and it usually hurts to uproot them and give them the boot.
In fact, I would not be surprised if they are putting up some resistance inside you right now just hearing themselves being called out.
But oh the liberation you’ll feel as the truth sets you free!
The truth being this: “You are amazing, worthy, and capable of deep joy, happiness, love, and greatness. I love you!”
That truth will set you free.
Speak that truth to yourself often.
Treat yourself with complete and total love today. Do the small simple thing of connecting in the mirror morning and night. Tell yourself, “I love myself,” throughout the day.
Do that and you will Remember Who You Are.
Tomorrow there is no message from me — that’s by design.
A one-day break from the routine gives you a clear division between each week of disciplined focus and lets you recharge your energy.
While you’re taking a break from my daily messages, I also encourage you to take a full day break from your other regular distractions…
…Like TV, news, social media, email, etc.
When we shut out the noise and chatter of the world we can hear the beautiful things our heart has to say more clearly.
Doing this intentionally each week is a very valuable practice in itself.
But do continue with the practice of reflecting love to yourself in the mirror tomorrow.
I’ll be back in two days with a lot more insights to share on this incredibly important topic.
Make Today Amazing!