Most of us spend the entirety of our lives looking for a way to be happy. Some of us will never find it, not because it is impossible but because we focus on the wrong things. We tend to think that happiness comes from how much money we make or by how many degrees we have. The reality is, the only thing that can make us truly happy is having inner peace. This comes from loving ourselves and making our inner voice love us.
Recognizing Your Inner Voice
Every time you decide on whether you should do something, it’s your inner voice that tells you whether or not you should. Sometimes it’s there when you feel alone and you begin to analyze yourself and it tells you what you are doing right or wrong. Now depending on how good your self-esteem is, you will hear it encourage you or bring you down. There is a way for you to control what it says to you and how it makes you feel but the first step is to learn to recognize your inner voice and on who’s side it is at that particular time or moment. To know if you are listening to your inner voice is to try this little experiment:
Sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes and put everything out of your mind. Don’t think about anything simply concentrate on silence. After a few minutes of finally concentrating and being able to block the world around you out you will hear a voice (more than likely one that sounds like your own). This is your inner voice and to listen to it, you need to meditate. With practice (and in time) you will be able to recognize your inner voice without needing to meditate. Now that you know how to recognize it you will need to either feed it (keep it on your side) or reform it (make it love you).
Feeding Your Inner Voice
If your inner voice is already on your side - meaning it loves you and speaks to you kindly - then you need to feed it so that it stays on your side. Think of it as a pet. If you feed and nurture it, it will keep you happy and be loyal to you. If you ignore it and starve it, it will lash out at you and abandon you.
The way you feed your inner voice is through a form of meditation. You still close your eyes, empty your mind and concentrate but instead of waiting to hear what your inner voice will tell you; you praise yourself for your achievements or what you’ve done that day. The key here is praising yourself for anything – big or small.
Improving Your Inner Voice
Now it’s time to improve your inner voice. There are ways to improve your inner voice on your own but it takes a lot of hard work, discipline and patience but worth it for living a life you love.
Here is an amazing guide to start reforming your inner voice:
Rewards of Reformation
Inner peace will not only bring you happiness but it will also allow you to approach situations in a much calmer and strategical a way, allowing you to diffuse situations before they escalate into problems. It can also assist you in achieving your goals and being able to keep yourself calm and mentally healthy regardless of what situations may arise around you.
The secret to a happy life is making your inner voice love you. Once you have that and you continue to feed it on a regular basis you will be able to achieve anything in life. This includes being able to keep calm regardless of the situations surrounding you and the ability to keep a healthy mind. With enough practice and discipline, you will even be able to help those around you diffuse their own situations or even teach them how to reform their inner voice and experience true peace of mind.